Margaret K. Lewis School Transition Fair

You are warmly invited to attend the Margaret K. Lewis School Transition Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st, from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PM CST, in the MKL Multipurpose Room.

This event promises to be a valuable opportunity for you to explore a variety of educational resources and support services designed to assist your child’s transition at different stages of their educational journey.

We are pleased to announce that FND POPIN parent training specialist, Glenesha Milner, will be in attendance. She will be sharing essential information and resources that can help support your child’s developmental and educational needs.

Don’t miss this chance to gain insights, ask questions, and connect with specialists who are eager to assist you and your family. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nuts & Bolts of Self-determination an AI Presentation on Facebook Live

Join our AI presenter for an exciting webinar on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 5 PM EST.

Students who possess self-determination skills have a stronger chance of success. Addressing the need for these skills among adolescents is critical and includes major components such as knowledge of self and others, personal management, effective communication, self-advocacy, advocacy within systems, decision-making, goal setting, and problem-solving. These experiences allow young people to test their strengths as self-advocates. Adult outcomes for these students were assessed using a scale completed by parents.


It’s a Great IDEA: Modules #1-4. Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on Facebook Live

Tune in to Parent Training Specialist Glenesha Milner every Monday at 1 PM EST from April 29, 2024, to May 27, 2024, except for Monday, May 13, 2024, for an informative four-module presentation on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

IDEA is a federal law requiring schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities. This presentation will provide an overview of IDEA, in which participants will learn about the thirteen disability categories covered under IDEA and how each part of IDEA (A, B, C, and D) deals with a specific area of the law. This presentation will also provide a glimpse at IDEA’s six major principles, focusing on student and parental rights as well as the responsibilities of public schools for students with disabilities.

Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences on Facebook Live

Please join Parent Training Specialist Miss Glenesha Milner on Monday, April 22nd at 1 p.m. EST as she discusses the benefits of effective parent-teacher conferences. Having a parent-teacher conference is an opportunity to collaborate together with the goal of a better academic and social outcome for the student. This presentation will explain how to set expectations for the meeting and develop a meeting agenda and goals to help facilitate a productive meeting.

An FND Overview on Facebook Live

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing.  FND is a grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families that is family-centered and family-driven. This presentation will inform participants of all of the FND programs offering free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them.

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: or scan the QR code to register.Loading indicator

‘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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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.




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: or scan the QR code in this flyer link to register.

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.