It's All About The Apps

FND PEN - Workshop and Resources

FND PEN is hosting a virtual workshop with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida on Wednesday July 20th, 2022 at 10:30 am on Zoom (Register in advance) and live in the DSACF Facebook group.


No matter which hurdles your child faces, apps and other media included in this presentation can give him or her an added boost. We don't expect an app to be a complete solution, of course. Working with students who face challenges requires lots of time, attention, and patience on the part of a parent, teacher, or other adult caregivers. Our goal is to offer you a host of fun apps you can add to your toolkit as you work with your child.

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Soren Richardson -

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).

Wednesday, July 20th, 10:30-11:30am

This is an online event.

This event will be held on Zoom

Register in advance for this event.

Upcoming webinars:

August 17, 2022: Back to School - Know your Resources

September 21, 2022: Transition out of Early Steps

October 19, 2022: Meaningful Inclusion/Access Point

November 16, 2022: IDEA Overview: Eligibility categories

December 21, 2022: Medicaid Workshop

January 18, 2023: Vocational Rehabilitation

February 15, 2023: Understanding your child's Emotional Development

March 15, 2023: Inclusion/ WDSD

April 19: 2023: Autism Awareness Month/Dual Diagnosis

May 17, 2023: The importance of Self Advocacy

June 21, 2023: ADD/ADHD Workshop

Topics may change depending on guest speakers.

Past webinars:

June 21, 2021: Diploma Pathways: Transition Middle/High School

Workshop Resources

FND Resources

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.