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Parent Mentors share advice for GCPS families of students with special needs: ‘Self-Determination – What is it and How can I Support my Child?’

May 5, 2023

     On Thursday, May 11Gwinnett County Parent Mentors, in collaboration with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Special Education Department, will host: “Self-Determination – What is it and How can I Support my Child”. Self-Determination is the belief that all individuals, with and without disabilities, have the right to direct their own lives. Self-determination skills include self-advocacy, self-awareness, goal setting, choice making, and striving for independence.

     This information session is highly recommended for parents of students at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Presented by Lisa Divers, GCPS Instructional Specialists, participants in this session, will learn how to help their children develop self-determination skills at home and at school in order to maximize their growth and potential as they transition to adulthood.

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 the 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.