Family Care Council Area 1 Presents Info and Resources with Family Network on Disabilities

Lisa Math, Director of the Family STAR program at Family Network on Disabilities, will share information about how FND can support your family’s needs if you have a child or young adult with special healthcare needs. She will also be sharing about the resources available on the FND website.

*Please note the time of presentation: 11 am Central, 12pm Eastern

Registration required:

‘PEN it IN’ with DSACF: A Webinar Series

Starting this September FND PEN will be hosting virtual monthly webinars in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.

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

It will be held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Please use this link to register in advance: Registration Link

Individualized Education Plan – IEP Workshop in Okeechobee County

Need Help Navigating the IEP Process?

Ally Walford, Co-Director of Parent Education Network, will be at The Clemance Einhorn Center for Arts and Education in Okeechobee to provide an in-person “Ins & Outs” of the IEP, from eligibility to graduation and beyond.

Parents/Guardians from surrounding counties are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to 863-447-0473

‘Lunch and Learn’ Osceola County School Disctrict

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

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

Join us on Zoom at 11.30 a.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.

Recordings are available on our PEN YouTube Channel.

Or on the Osceola County School District Website.

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Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Development

This workshop will address how a child develops emotionally, what impacts that development, how trauma can have lasting effects on a child’s development and future health and wellness, as well as strategies to deal with a child’s diagnosis effectively.

This presentation is offered in collaboration with The Florida Center Training Institute, a division of The Florida Center for Early Childhood.



Helping With Homework

Workshop Summary

Is getting homework done more than a chore for your child? You’re not alone – most children avoid doing their homework. If you’ve ever wondered how to help your child do homework without a struggle, this training will show you how! Join us for a great discussion on new and fun tips for helping children with their homework and how to be supportive of their educational efforts.

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Boot Camp 2023: Understanding and Supporting Learning Processes

Empowering Families and Promoting Development

Join us for our annual virtual conference, “Boot Camp 2023: Understanding and Supporting Learning Processes.” Through a series of detailed sessions, attendees will delve into topics aimed at helping educators, parents, and stakeholders. This event aims to address the different learning needs of all students, especially those needing extra educational support. Our goal is to share knowledge and strategies to improve learning experiences for every student.


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Family Road Map

Free in-person training for parents/caregivers who care for children and youth (up to age 18) with special needs! This course is designed to empower families with information and strategies to be successful advocates for their loved ones.

Space is limited!

Reservations are required by October 1st.

Please contact Debbie Lombard at 954-729-3555 or  use the link below to register.:

Parents As Leaders

 On Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. KCBS Advance Academy and FND Parent Education Network (PEN) are hosting a workshop for parents.

Please join PEN for an enlightening workshop titled Parents as Leaders. We recognize that a child’s disability affects the child and the entire family. This workshop is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of your child’s unique strengths and challenges. We will provide tools and resources to help you confidently navigate educational, medical, and social pathways to ensure your child receives the best support possible. Let’s come together to empower our children and ourselves in this journey. Reserve your spot today and maximize this opportunity to connect, learn, and thrive.