WHAT DOES A PARENT MENTOR DO?

  • Guides families through the special education process.

  • Helps families understand their rights and responsibilities.

  • Provides information and resources to families and schools. This includes education laws and district programs.

  • Engages community services and other resources to support schools and families.

  • Attends Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and other meetings at the requests of the parents or staff members.

  • Listens and supports both the families and teachers on an individual basis.

  • Hosts information sessions or workshops for families and professionals.

  • Connects families, schools and the community to benefit students with disabilities.

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