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Parent Mentors share advice for families of students with special needs: ‘Preparing for the Annual GCPS Transition Fair’

January 18, 2023

     On Thursday, January 19, Gwinnett County Parent Mentors, in collaboration with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Special Education Department, will host Preparing for the Annual GCPS Transition Fair.” The informational session is for parents and guardians of students receiving special education services in GCPS. Attendees will learn how to navigate the upcoming GCPS Transition Fair to maximize access to resources that are appropriate for their child. Parents will be provided a vendor guide based on their child’s age, along with sample guiding questions to ask vendors during the Transition Fair. This session will equip and empower parents to take the next steps in planning for their child’s future.  

     Gwinnett Parent Mentors will host two sessions.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session - In Person 

Location: J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee, GA  30024, Building 200, Parkview Room 2.148

Click the link to register for the 9:30 a.m. session


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Session – Zoom 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

Click the link to register for 6:00 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. Parent Mentor Dawn Albanese has first-hand knowledge of raising a child with special needs who is served in GCPS.

     Questions? Contact Parent Mentor Dawn Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at