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Parent Mentor Program

Parent Mentor Program
 
Office: R.B. Chamberlin Middle School, 10270 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087

Parent Mentor Phone:  330-486-2289  
Parent Mentor:  Tisha Eisenhuth
Email:  teisenhuth@twinsburgcsd.org

The Ohio Parent Mentor Project was started in 1990. Parent Mentors are found in schools all across the state and have one very important thing in common - they are all parents of children with disabilities and have first hand experience with their own school districts and communities. Promoting partnerships between parents and educators is the common goal of every Parent Mentor Project. In their dual role as consultant and parent, mentors work to encourage continuous, positive communication between parents and educators.


What is the job of a Parent Mentor?

Guides & Supports
A Parent Mentor can help translate special education policies and procedures into understandable language for families and guide them through the special education process upon request.  This includes assessment, evaluation, and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The Parent Mentor also serves as a "listening ear" for parents and staff and if problems do arise, works to resolve differences through consultation and conflict resolution while maintaining a positive, collaborative focus on the student.  Assistance is  free of charge to families, as the Ohio Department of Education provides the funds for Parent Mentor projects.
 


 
Promotes Educational & Community Partnerships
The Parent Mentor works with school administration and teachers to collaborate, discuss and plan for special education services/programs, as well as team up with community organizations and agencies to help provide opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in recreational and social activities. 

 

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Parent Engagement Meeting:  "Understanding and Writing an IEP"   Presented by Karen Prokop, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities(OCECD).  Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-8pm, Room 113-115. Kent State University Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr. Twinsburg.  Arranged by Twinsburg, Hudson and Nordonia Hills Parent Mentors.

Parent Access Collaborative (PAC):  Upcoming dates: February 13, 2019 and April 17, 2019, 9:30-1:30pm.  No charge, lunch is provided.  RSVP at SST8.org > News&Events > Event Calendar > Select Meeting Date

The State Support Team Region 8 (SST8) is an agency extension of the Ohio Department of Education offering regional services provided for Summit, Medina and Portage Counties.  For more information, visit www.sst8.org

ESC of Northeast Ohio  The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio provides individualized support for area school districts through city/county services; fiscal management; contract services; direct program services; consortium and cooperatives; and interagency programs across many fields of education.          http://www.esc-cc.org
 
 
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Family Support

Providing assistance and support to families of children and youth with disabilities is an essential element of the work of the Parent Mentor.  Research has shown when families are involved in their child's education, students are more successful. The Parent Mentor offers educational resources and opportunities throughout the school year for families so they can become active participants in their child's educational career.  Listed below are just a few family resources.  Further information on disabilities, special education laws/regulations, and other issues of concern to parents are available. 
Family Support Links

Agency Information/Links

 The Parent Mentor offers educational resources and opportunities throughout the school year for families so they can become active participants in their child's educational career. Further information on disabilities, special education laws/regulations and other issues of concern to parents are always available by contacting me.
Agency Information Links
Contact Us   |   11136 Ravenna Road   |   Twinsburg, OH 44087   |   Phone: 330.486.2000   |   Fax: 330.425.7216
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11136 Ravenna Road | Twinsburg, OH 44087 | Phone: 330.486.2000 | Fax: 330.425.7216
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