Beginning the Journey II

PEN Workshop & Resources

"Give a child an intervention, and they will learn for a day."

"Give a family Early Intervention Services, and the child will learn throughout their lifetime."


Early Intervention is a key step in helping children who have been identified as having developmental delays succeed. But what happens after the 3rd birthday and your child transitions from early steps to the school system?


Soren Richardson will present this workshop on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Zoom and live in CFAC Facebook group. Register in advance to join zoom and ask questions after the workshop.


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.

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Workshop Resources

FND Resources

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 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.

Upcoming Webinars 8.30-9.30pm

Register in advance on zoom for interactive participation.

Click here to register.


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