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Parent Mentor

What Does a Parent Mentor Do?

The Parent Mentor helps parents of children with disabilities navigate the special education system in partnership with school district personnel. The Parent Mentor works to build a bridge joining administrators, teachers, staff, and families to help students succeed in school.

Some of the ways that the Parent Mentor supports parents and educators include:

• Providing workshops for parents, educators, and community members.

• Explaining the special education process to parents.

• Providing assistance with IEP meetings preparation/attendance.

• Helping parents to locate resources (community, regional, and statewide).

Please click on the "Parent Mentor Training" link in the left hand panel for a list of scheduled trainings.

Jerin Olson

Parent Mentor