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Parent Mentors share advice for families of students with special needs: “Reducing Parent/Caregiver Fatigue"

January 11, 2022

     Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an informational Zoom session on Tuesday, January 18, as part of the “Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Parent Mentor Dawn Albanese will share her insights on “Reducing Parent/Caregiver Fatigue,” focusing on strategies to create balance in the lives of parents and caregivers of children with special needs. The session will cover the importance of self-care and prioritizing wellness to ensure that parents and caregivers can be their most effective for their children.

     This monthly learning series is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors in collaboration with GCPS’ Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations. Spanish interpretation services are available.

     The Zoom sessions will be held on Jan. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m., and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Click the link to register for the noon session.

Click the link to register for the 6 p.m. session.

     Parent Mentors are parents who work within GCPS’ special education department, providing information and support to other families who have children served in special education. Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair have first-hand knowledge of raising a child with special needs as they both have a child who has been served or is being served in GCPS.

Questions? Contact Ms. Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at