Exciting Events for Families in Special Education

CCSD’s Special Education Parent Mentors host the 3rd Annual Evening of Inspiration on March 26, followed by three parent workshops in April.

Come out to enjoy an evening of entertainment as students in special education take the stage during the 3rd Annual Evening of Inspiration on Tuesday, March 26, at McEachern High School’s Performing Arts Center. Students will share their talents, interests, and successes during this event, co-hosted by the CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors along with the District 9 PTA and the Douglas County Parent Mentor.

Join us as these students cheer, tumble, dance, drum and share their accomplishments in Scouting, art, and post-secondary life with all of us. The event will open with a small vendor fair of resources for families at 5:45 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at www.signup.com/go/wmXdtNY to let us know you are coming. (If this is an event your child may want to participate in next year, please email parent mentor Antoinette Nichols at Antoinette.nichols@cobbk12.org).

Cobb’s Special Education Parent Mentors will host three additional training opportunities for parents before year’s end. Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, will present on “The Science Behind Social-Emotional Development and Behavior” during the final quarterly Parent University program on Tuesday, April 9. This program will take place at Smitha Middle School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – look for more info to be email blasted in late March. You can sign up to attend this program at www.signup.com/go/DEUnEZb.

Two VIP workshops will also take place in April: “Social/Emotional Regulation” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, and “Parent Advocacy” (rescheduled from December) will take place on Tuesday, April 25. Both workshops will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Hawthorne Center in Smyrna. Information on these workshops will also be email blasted to your inbox with information on how to sign up to attend.

These events will conclude this year’s programming for parents of students with disabilities. A wide variety of workshops, special events and the Community Connections Resource Fair will be hosted by the Special Education Parent Mentors during the 2019-20 school year. For up-to-date programming information, resources, and parent mentor contact information, check the website at www.cobbk12.org/specialeducationparentmentors or follow the Facebook page: Cobb Special Education Parent Mentors.

Authors: Stacy Greene and Antoinette Nichols, Special Education Parent Mentors


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