Transition Training Series
Nuts & Bolts to Self-determination Skill Building
Sat, Jul 9, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Ginger Manley, on FB Live Friday, July 9th, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
Students who have self-determination skills have a stronger chance of being successful by addressing the need for self-determination skills among adolescents, including some of the major components of self-determination which are knowledge of self and others, personal management, effective communication, self-advocacy, and Advocacy within systems, decision-making, goal setting & problem-solving. These experiences help a young person test his or her strengths as a self-advocate.
Nuts & Bolts of Diploma Options
Sat, Jul 16, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Ginger Manley, on FB Live Tuesday, July 16th, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
This presentation provides information to help students and their families understand the various pathways to graduation, including information on accelerated options and deferred graduation.
Nuts & Bolts of Self-Advocacy
Sat, Jul 23, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Ginger Manley, on FB Live Friday, July 23rd, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
We will discuss information on what a self-advocate is and how you can become one. You will also learn about the groups of people who can help you find the services you need to have a life that's better and happier.
Sat, Jul 30, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Ginger Manley, on FB Live Friday, July 30th, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
Students are often their own best advocates. Not surprisingly, they are frequently the ones who know best what they need and want. This presentation will share strategies to help students present and take more responsibility for most of the process. A student-led IEP is an IEP in which the student with a disability participated in the writing and creation of any portion of the IEP and/or held a leadership role during the actual IEP meeting.
Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN)
POPIN, a program of Family Network on Disabilities is designed to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities and mental health challenges have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible. These programs offer free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them.
Ginger Manley, Parent Trainer
Ginger Manley has been with FND since 2019 as a Parent Trainer.
She is a mother of two sweet and amazing boys who are both on the Autism Spectrum. Ginger has been honored to support and advocate for our special needs families, including our military families in the Northwest Florida region. She has been very involved within the military family programs, as well as community special needs programs. She is also an Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) case liaison for NAS Pensacola, as well as a former STOMP - (Specialized Training of Military Parents) parent trainer. Ginger has traveled internationally and nationally to share information with parents, state PTI’s, and other support personnel and agencies.