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COVID-19 Information

Posted on March 11, 2020

The Georgia Department of Education offers information on what it is doing to protect and inform local school districts, parents and students regarding the COVID-19… Click to Read More

PPA Nominations Open

Posted on February 28, 2020

Nominate a fellow Mentor, or a Special Ed Administrator you admire, for the Phil Pickens Leadership Award!  The Phil Pickens Leadership Award is a statewide… Click to Read More

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Parent Survey Open Now

Posted on February 10, 2020

Each year the Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education Services and Supports collects information from parents as to how schools facilitated parent involvement… Click to Read More

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Multiples and Disability

Posted on December 12, 2019

By Bonnie Morris, Walton County Parent Mentor Sixteen years ago, I was a teacher, married and very pregnant with 4 babies at the same time. … Click to Read More

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About GAA 2.0

Posted on November 12, 2019

There are many helpful resources for families on the Georgia Department of Education’s website. This information is important for families of students who take the… Click to Read More

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Strengths Based Parenting

Posted on November 10, 2019

By Georgia Freuchtenicht What Is It & How Do I Do It? Strengths Based Parenting is an approach to parenting.  We are intentional about identifying… Click to Read More

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Transition Fairs & Events

Posted on October 29, 2019

Parent Mentors around the state work with their districts and regional partners to provide information on transition programs, supports, services and decision-making. Want to add… Click to Read More

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When Parents are Absent

Posted on October 13, 2019

By Jane Grillo Over the last few years I have noticed more and more non parents attending district trainings, IEP meetings and school events. These… Click to Read More

GaPMP Newsletter

Posted on October 1, 2019
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Visionary Award

Posted on September 22, 2019

A Tribute to Shirley Daniels by Patti Solomon The Legendary Baseball Player Jackie Robinson once said “A life is not important except in the impact… Click to Read More