Parents as Leaders (PAL)

Engaging in Your Community!

Kibwana Wright, Parent Trainer


Kibwana Wright, a parent trainer for Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN), has over twenty years of experience working as a human services professional, serving families and children of higher risks due to socioeconomics or disabilities. As a disabled veteran and a mother of children with disabilities, she understands the unique challenges parents face daily, navigating the medical and educational process to ensure that their children have access to the resources in the least restrictive environment possible.

Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 5pm

This is an online event.

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POPIN will assist families who are considering starting their own support group. We provide a framework of where to begin. There are a few different ways of approaching support groups– not all groups are created equal. POPIN will first review a few different models of support groups to consider, and then discuss what aspects may cause each model to be a good fit for interested members. PAL modules include:

  1. How to start and sustain a parent support group,
  2. How to start and sustain an online “virtual” parent support group
  3. Parent Advocacy in your parent support group and beyond.

Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN)

Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN), a program of Family Network on Disabilities (FND), is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). We provide parent training & information (PTI) services to the North Florida region. (Escambia to Brevard County) This program helps to ensure that parents of children with a full range of disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.