Student Services Department

Parent Mentor Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Parent Mentor Program is to help parents of children with disabilities effectively navigate the educational system in partnership with school district personnel. This is accomplished by providing information and support to families and by creating a mechanism to convey the family perspective back to the school district.

No Cost For Services

Ohio Parent Mentor projects are funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). All Parent Mentor services are provided to families free of charge.

Parent Mentors:

  • Guide families through the special education process, including rights and responsibilities
  • Listen and provide support to families and educators on an individual basis
  • Provide information and resources to families and school personnel on education laws, district programs and services, and community resources
  • Attend Individualized Education Program meetings and other meetings at parent or staff request
  • Organize and conduct information sessions or workshops based on the needs of families and professionals
  • Build collaborative partnerships between families, schools and committees, to benefit students with disabilities


Sandy Hallett photo Sandy Hallett Parent Mentor 928 W. Market Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883 419-447-2927 X145 Fax: 419-447-2825 shallett@ncoesc.org