A Guide to an Individualized Education Plan that Works

Starting this October, FND PEN will host an in-person monthly workshop with Lake County Public School.

We will cover a wide variety of topics related to special education, effective communication, resources, and much more.

On October 18, 2023, we will present a workshop on A Guide to an IEP that works.

This is an in-person event, and you can register in advance at this link: https://forms.gle/W4dMTQypncy4VDYM6 or scan the QR code in this flyer link to register. https://www.smore.com/gk3mb

Location for this event: Grassy Lake Elementary1100 Fosgate Road Minneola, Fl 34715

Workshop Details: Developing and implementing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the equal responsibility of educators, parents, and other members of the IEP team. This workshop explains the IEP process and the importance of parental participation. Learn helpful tips for writing effective IEP goals and strategies.

Collaborative Communication and Effective Parent-Teacher Conference

Starting this October, FND PEN will host a virtual monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar with the Osceola County School District.

We will cover various topics related to special education, effective communication, and resources.

This month, October 04, 2023, we will present a workshop on Collaborative Communication and Effective Parent-Teacher Conference. Join us on Zoom at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.

This flyer will have all the resources discussed in the workshop.

Collaborative Communication

In this presentation, you will learn about different forms of communication to help you effectively advocate for your loved one. This includes: What are the different forms of communication? What’s the difference between active and passive listening? How does collaborative communication help me? How do I incorporate this information when meeting with teams to understand and effectively advocate for necessary services for my loved one?

Effective Parent-Teacher Conference

Having a parent-teacher conference is an opportunity to collaborate with the goal of a better academic and social outcome for the student. This presentation will explain setting expectations for the meeting and developing a meeting agenda and goals to help facilitate a productive meeting.

Back to School, An IEP That Works

Learn about the pillars of IDEA and the components of the IEP that drive Special Education for students with disabilities in collaboration with Mental Health America of Southeast Florida and Co-Director of PEN, Ally Walford, via Zoom.

Meeting: 812 5986 6978 Passcode: 373185

Alternative Dispute Resolution Webinar

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Workshop Summary

Sometimes, parents disagree with the school district about something related to their child and special education. When you disagree or feel that the school is not meeting its legal obligations, there are several ways for parents to resolve these disagreements.

It is usually best for everyone involved to work out differences at the lowest possible level with the least amount of conflict. This presentation has information about:

1. Informal ways to resolve differences.

2. Formal options offered by the State.

3. Preparing and communicating your concerns.

Facebook Live:  https://fb.me/e/1tgkQF6gl

Family Strengthening & Understanding Infant & Toddler Social & Emotional Development Conference

Please join us for our “Family Strengthening & Understanding Infant & Toddler Social & Emotional Development” conference on May 9, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm!

Join us for a day of workshops and presentations from various organizations, covering topics such as developmental delays, early intervention services, and more.

This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn from professionals and connect with others in the community.

Register today using this link: https://bit.ly/3n7fk2z

Transition to Kindergarten

In collaboration with Lake County Public Schools and FND PEN we will host this workshop.

Soren Richardson will be presenting the workshop ‘Transition to Kindergarten’.

“Transition to Kindergarten” is a dynamic and interactive workshop that helps children with disabilities transition to kindergarten along with their families. By addressing the common questions and concerns that come along with this important step in the lives of families, “Transition to Kindergarten” will help families understand their rights and responsibilities as active participants in the process.

This is an in-person event.

Register for this event at: https://forms.gle/KSVRak47WiiCAtQr7

Best Practices for Inclusion

Jeanne Petit, our parent training coordinator will present this workshop:

This presentation will explore inclusive education, including the definition, key components, and evidence-based planning and instructional practices to promote meaningful access to a general education classroom” with “meaningful access to the least restrictive environment and peer relationships and support in inclusive classrooms.

This event will be presented LIVE on our Facebook FND PEN page: https://www.facebook.com/events/103272356072604?ref=newsfeed

Cafesito Virtual DSACF – FND PEN

Este Martes, el 11 de octubre, a las 8:30pm en el Grupo DSACF Español tendremos un nuevo session de CAFECITO virtual. Haga clic aqui para unirse al grupo de Facebook.

Este mes presentaremos una descripción general de IDEA, que es la ley federal que garantiza que los niños con discapacidades tengan acceso a una educación gratuita y adecuada (FAPE) en las escuelas públicas. También hablaremos sobre las diferentes categorías de elegibilidad en IDEA.Si no tienes Facebook puedes unirte a nosotras a través del zoom.

Beginning the Journey II

Early Intervention is a key step in helping children who have been identified as having developmental delays succeed. But what happens after the 3rd birthday and your child transitions from early steps to the school system?

Soren Richardson will present this workshop on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Zoom and live in CFAC Facebook group. Register in advance to join zoom and ask questions after the workshop.

FND PEN is hosting a series of webinars with the Central Florida Autism Community on the last Thursday of every month. We will have a wide variety of topics related to special education, advocacy, and self-care.

It’s a Great IDEA Webinar Series

Join on Facebook Live Uplifting Black Families at FND for a series of Lunch and Learn information sessions on three (3) of IDEA’s six (6) major principles, focusing on student’s rights and the responsibilities of public school to children with disabilities.

Right to Evaluation:  August 17, 2022

Parent Participation:  August 24, 2022

Procedural Safeguards:  August 31, 2022