CCSD Parent Mentors VIP Parent Workshop, August 15, 9:30 am

Cobb Special Education Parent Mentors are kicking off the new school year with the first VIP parent workshop “Challenging Behaviors” to be held at the Hawthorne Center in Smyrna on Tuesday, August 15. An interpreter will be available. Check out the flyer for more info and reserve your spot by calling 770-529-0046 or click the link:

CCSD 081517 Challenging Behaviors


Every Student Succeeds Act: Understanding Georgia’s Plan, Tuesday, June 27 at 11 am at Alpharetta Library

GA DOE is accepting public feedback on the draft ESSA state plan. Go to to read the plan and take the survey.

Also a number of organizations with an interest in the special education part of this legislation will be presenting at the Alpharetta Library on Tuesday the 27th at 11:00 AM. Go here to register for this free event.

State of Our Schools Parent Leadership Summit, June 24 at 9:30 am

You’re invited to attend the State of Our Schools Parent Leadership Summit to be held June 24th at 9:30am-2:00pm at Riverside Intermediate School, 285 S. Gordon Road, Mableton Georgia.

Workshops will cover a variety of topics including, scholarships for college, transition to high school, transition to middle school, elementary school success, community engagement, special needs services, and how to navigate schools.

Special guest speakers include Georgia Parent leader 2013 Electria Barnes, Food Network reality show Clash of the Grandmas Awardee Guenevere Reed, Amateur Advocates Associate President Albert McRae, and much more.

Lunch will be served and children can attend with parents as well.

Please RSVP to, 770-369-6531.

GA Advocacy Office Seeking Parent’s Stories

The Georgia Advocacy Office need your voice and story if you live in Georgia! Has your child attended, is currently attending, or been recommended to attend a GNETS school or other alternative placement as a result of school’s claims related to their behavior? Has your student with disabilities struggled to receive supports for challenging behavior at school? Have you selected to homeschool, send your child to private school or cyber academy because your child was recommended for transfer away from their local school? They are seeking to collect stories from families like yours. Please call the Georgia Advocacy Office at (404) 885-1234 and ask to speak with Devon Orland or Leslie Lipson. If it is easier for you, please email with your contact information and they will be in touch.


GeorgiaCan Event: Let’s Talk About Education: Cobb County, Thursday, May 11, 12 pm – 1:30 pm

If you have a child with an IEP or who struggles with reading, writing, math, comprehension or attention, you won’t want to miss GeorgiaCAN’s upcoming event.

Thursday, they’re hosting a conversation on education in Cobb County and highlighting Understood, a resource to support parents of kids with learning and attention issues and empower them to help their children thrive in school and life.

Join them for a slice of pizza (on them!) and this important conversation. See details below:

Let’s talk about education: Cobb County
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Marietta Public Library
266 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060