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  • Parent Mentoring and Support Program

    Parent Support Groups

    FND offers a parent mentoring and support program for families of children with disabilities and special needs. Topics covered include IEPs and 504s, planning for the future and advocacy.

    Group sizes are limited. Program cost is $30. Participants receive an individualized parent guide and a $50 gift card for 100% attendance. Lite refreshments are offered during each session.

    To register, click here to download your registration form for 2015/2016. If you have questions, please contact Mary Smith by phone 941-928-0682 or email.

    What Participants Can Expect:
    • Meet Other Families
    • Share Information and Ideas
    • Learn About Community Resources
    • Start Building an Individualized Support Network
    • Discover How to Navigate Systems

    Quarterly Session Choices:
    Six sessions make up each quarter offering. Session day and time choices are Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or Thursday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm.


    Parent Mentoring and Support Program Schedule

    Tuesday Evenings
    5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/15
    Tuesday evening classes will be held at:
    Woodland Community Church
    9607 E. State Rd. 70
    Bradenton, 24202

    Thursday Mornings
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19 & 12/3
    Thursday morning classes will be held at:
    Family Partnership Center
    602 3rd Street East, Ste. A
    Bradenton, 34208