Student Services Newsletter

from the desk of the Transition Specialist and Parent Mentor

Resource Fair

We were excited to see so many faces at our yearly Resource Fair and Parents Night. Many families connected with district personnel as well as outside resources. We are looking for feedback on days and times that work best in our planning for next year. Please send an email sharing your thoughts.

Have you visited the Parent to Parent of Georgia Website?

Parent to Parent of Georgia is the statewide database and support for resources in Georgia. They host a number of training sessions and can match you with a supporting parent that may have similar circumstances. We are thankful to be a recipient of Parent to Parent grants that fund our parent training sessions. Be sure to put our next training on your calendar for January 28th where Cam and Madi’s Promise will be providing assistance in filing for the Katie Beckett Waiver and Now/Comp Waiver.

Pre K Make and Take: Literacy

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 9-10:30am

140 Bethel Church Road

Hiram, GA

The Paulding County Special Needs Department will be holding a Pre K Learning Lab and Make and Take Session in our UDL Lab at the Diane Wright Innovation Center. This session is for parents to learn about Pre K’s Read it Once Again curriculum to bridge the gap between home and school. We will also learn about Facilitated Play and make Sensory tools.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Transition Tuesday Meeting December 17th 6:00-7:30 at Paulding County High School

Join us for a discussion about Guardianship and the alternatives to guardianship. Attorney Julie Kegley with the Georgia Advocacy Office will be our guest for our Q & A session. RSVP's are appreciated but not required.

What's on your mind?

It's never too early to start planning for your child's transition to post-secondary life. The IEP meeting is a great place to discuss your child's transition plan and develop goals but do you have questions about guardianship, post-secondary education, supported employment and community support? Just ask! I can be reached by email at ldickson@paulding.k12.ga.us or phone 770-949-9221 ext. 40069.

Transition Activities for Students

Did you know that transition activities are taking place in our district throughout the year?

  • A group of PCSD students attended the Fall Open House at Roosevelt Warm Springs. Students were able to tour the campus and student dorms, talk to instructors and gather information to take home to share with their families.


  • On October 22nd, PCSD students attended a tour of Chattahoochee Technical College in Dallas. They were able to observe programs in action and ask questions. Our students were informed of the accommodations offered to students with disabilities and how to access them. They also completed a transition assessment and enjoyed lunch at Chick-fil-a.