A Parent Mentor is the parent of a child with a disability employed by local education agencies and Educational Service Centers to help families and school districts by providing support, information and training services.
NO COST FOR SERVICES
All parent mentor services are free of charge to families. The Ohio Department of Education provides the funds for Ohio Parent Mentor projects.
"I'm a parent, and our youngest son has disabilities. We contacted the parent mentoring program because we felt like we weren't getting the help we needed. Being a parent, when you're sitting in a meeting with five people, all the things that you want to say or are trying to form thoughts to get help for your son, just go out the window, because it is emotional. Where it did feel in the beginning like we were on one side, the school was on another; with our mentor there, it didn't feel that way at all. It felt like there was a bridge. And I will say it ended in an amazing way. We got the help that we needed." -Cara King
Ohio Coalition for the Education
of Children with Disabilities
165 W. Center St., Ste. 302
Marion, OH 43302