@Alan Kaplan and Rico Figliolini spoke with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Dr. Jonathan Patterson, Patrick Kane and Parent Mentor Jackie McNair about #specialEducation services in our schools.
Posted by Peachtree Corners on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Special Education Program Areas
GCPS provides educational services for students who meet the eligibility criteria established by the Georgia Department of Education for the following areas of exceptionality:
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Significant Developmental Delays
- Specific Learning Disabilities
- Speech and Language Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Visual Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
If you would like to contact the Department of Special Education for more information, please call 678-301-7110.
Gwinnett County Public School System’s (GCPS) Parent Mentors help provide parents of students with
disabilities information, guidance, and resources to support students at home, school and in their
Each school year, we offer monthly parent training and other informational sessions about topics
important to students with disabilities and their families. We collaborate with school administrators and
teachers, supporting educators in their efforts to help families and students plan for and achieve their
educational and post-secondary goals.
Parent Mentors provide information about transition planning, agencies that support individuals with
disabilities, Medicaid waivers, special education issues, support groups, disability funding resources,
community resources, and other information related to disabilities and special education.
If you have questions or concerns or need our support, we welcome you to email or call us, Also, please help
us to improve by taking our Parent Satisfaction Survey, located at www.parentmentors.org.