“Colors of Autism 5K Fun Run” Family Fun Day

Join POPIN’s Glenesha Milner at “The Colors of Autism 5K Fun Run/Family FUN Day”, a family-friendly fundraiser for Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, Inc., a local 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves Jackson County and the surrounding areas. This day is more importantly a day for family and friends to come together to celebrate and enjoy time with their loved ones and those we serve, raise awareness and acceptance.


Cafee Talk..Give me a Break..Support Group

Would you like to meet other families and find out about resources in your community? FAVI DeafBlind Collaborative and Family Network on Disabilities invite you to join us each month to learn and share with other parents. Join our group so you can meet other families and find out what resources are available in the community in a fun and supportive environment


Alternative Dispute Resolution

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.

Webinar Todo sobre Aplicaciones

Independientemente de los obstáculos que enfrente su hijo, las aplicaciones y otros medios incluidos en esta presentación pueden darle un impulso adicional. Por supuesto, no esperamos que una aplicación sea una solución completa. Trabajar con estudiantes que enfrentan desafíos requiere mucho tiempo, atención y paciencia por parte de un padre, maestro u otro cuidador adulto. Nuestro objetivo es ofrecerle una gran cantidad de aplicaciones divertidas que puede agregar a su kit de herramientas mientras trabaja con su hijo.

Transition to Kindergarten

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

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

On December 13, 2023, we will present a workshop on ‘Transition to Kindergarten’. This 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 and you can register in advance at this link: https://forms.gle/W4dMTQypncy4VDYM6 or scan the QR code to register.Loading indicator

Family Network on Disabilities Organization Overview & Website Review

Learn how Family Network on Disabilities (FND) can support both families and professionals when working with a child with any disability. Services include peer support, training, education, materials dissemination, resource linkage, and advocacy.

FND has been supporting families and youth (age 26 and younger) with disabilities since 1985. Operating throughout the state of Florida, FND provides information, resources, support, and trainings to families, caregivers, youth, providers, and school districts across the state of Florida.

This presentation is a collaboration between FND and The Florida Center Training Institute.

Registration link:


The Developmental Center’s Fall Fest for Early Steps Families

Rain or shine, come and have a good time!

Early Steps Central Florida Fall Festival

Come and stop by the PEN table for resources!

‘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.

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.

Facebook Live Event Link: https://fb.me/e/Ql0ntxxM

Individual Healthcare Plans Plans for IEP & 504

Join Parent Training Coordinator Luz Oquendo as we discuss Individual Healthcare plans for IEPs and 504 plans. This presentation will identify what these documents are and what information should be included in them and will review sample options. For additional resources, click on the link below.