Parents as Partners, a new venture sponsored by the New Milford Public Schools' Office of Special Services, has announced a series that will kick off Sept. 25.

"Building Social Competence and Independence" will be the topic of discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road.

Linda Grimm, educational consultant from the Benhaven Learning Network, will lead the program.

For information, call 860-354-2654.