Gina Musielski is the Early Childhood Special Education Family Professional Development Specialist for STAR NET Region II. For more than 20 years Gina has worked in the field of family engagement, training, and support. As the parent of an adult child with a developmental disability, Gina draws on both her personal and professional experience in all of her work. In addition to regularly presenting workshops for early childhood families on a variety of topics including special education and parent rights, Gina has presented for professionals in early education and care, and at state and local conferences, on topics relating to family engagement, special education, parent rights and transition. Gina is active on the Early Intervention to Early Childhood ISBE/DHS Transition Guidance Committee, and is involved in training and resource development for parents of young children with special needs on topics relating to transition, IEPs, parent rights and advocacy.