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Parent Mentors share advice for GCPS families of students with special needs: ‘Understanding Your Child as a Learner’

March 13, 2023

     On Thursday, March 16Gwinnett County Parent Mentors, in collaboration with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Special Education Department, will host: “Understanding Your Child as a Learner.” The informational session is highly recommended for parents of students at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). It will provide an overview of understanding psychoeducational evaluation reports and a review of areas commonly assessed in school evaluations, such as intellectual functioning, psychological processing, adaptive behavior, and social/emotional development. The presentation will also focus on how to identify student strengths and weaknesses so that families understand the needs of their student within the classroom setting, as well as how to support them at home.

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, Central Gwinnett Room 2.111

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


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. session – via 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.


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


Interpretation services available upon request. Please make request at least

one week in advance of the scheduled meeting date.

Spanish interpretation is already secured.