FND Overview

PEN Workshop & Resources

FND PEN is hosting a series of webinars with the Central Florida Autism Community on the last Thursday of every month. We will have a wide variety of topics related to special education, advocacy, and self-care.


The first webinar will be Thursday, July 28th, 2022 from 8.30 pm till 9.30 pm on Zoom. Register in advance to join on zoom. After the workshop, there will be an opportunity to ask questions on zoom.


Soren Richardson, will present an FND overview and review some helpful resources.


FND Overview

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing. FND is a grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families that is family-centered and family-driven.


Collectively the PEN Team has over 60 years of experience with all aspects of disability from medical diagnosis, early intervention to school eligibility - IDEA/IEP, inclusion in school & community setting, navigating Transition and Post Secondary options to living independently, and much much more … our goal is to share our experience, strength and hope through informal storytelling of raising our children with a wide range of disabilities & family dynamics.

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Workshop Resources

FND Resources

Upcoming Webinars 8.30-9.30pm

Register in advance on zoom for interactive participation.

Click here to register.


August 25, 2022

September 29, 2022

October 27, 2022

November 17, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 26, 2023

February 23, 2023

March 30, 2023

April 27, 2023

May 25, 2023

June 29, 2023

Soren Richardson - Soren@fndfl.org

Soren is the Assistant Program Director for the Parent Education Network, a project under the Family Network on Disabilities (FND). Soren has completed Florida Partners in Policymaking and Pete’s Wrightslaw workshops. Soren has been involved with the public school system and IEPs for over 5 years and enjoys educating parents on how to navigate the special education process. Soren lives in Central Florida with her husband and son. Soren was born and raised in Aruba and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento).

Parent Education Network

Collectively the PEN Team has over 60 years of experience with all aspects of disability from medical diagnosis, early intervention to school eligibility - IDEA/IEP, inclusion in school & community setting, navigating Transition and Post Secondary options to living independently, and much much more … our goal is to share our experience, strength and hope through informal storytelling of raising our children with a wide range of disabilities & family dynamics.


PEN serves 12 counties from Southeast FL into parts of Central FL, Please call 800-825-5736 if you would like to talk to a Parent trainer.