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Special needs workshop upcoming
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Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.

The “Come Together: A Workshop for Families of Special Needs Students,” will be broken up into two informative sessions, says Newton County School System Special Education Parent Mentor Diane Johnson, with one session discussing money assistance opportunities and the other organization skills.

“Families attending this workshop will learn basic facts about financial assistance offered to special needs students once they leave high school as well as participate in an interactive session designed to help with organizing and facilitating homework time,” said Johnson.

This is the third year in a row and second time this year the NCSS will host the event. They were implemented in 2012 when Newton County added a Special Education Parent Mentor to its staff as a part of the Georgia Department of Education's Parent Mentor Partnership Grant.

The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Palmer-Stone Elementary School, 110 Emory St., Covington. The event lasts from 6:30 to 8 p.m.