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Parent Mentor Resources

Parent Mentors provide information and support to families of children with disabilities and their school districts. Additionally, parent mentors make sure districts receive perspective and input from families. Each mentor is a district employee and a parent of a child with a disability.  If you need the assistance of Mid-Ohio ESC's Parent Mentors, please email parentmentors@moesc.net and include your phone number and district where you reside.


Ohio Parent Mentor Project  “ For nearly 30 years, Ohio Parent Mentors has helped families navigate local and state special education processes and services so that children with disabilities can get the most out of their educational experience. Using our lived experience and an evidence-based approach, we work in collaboration with families, schools, and agencies to create the conditions for success for your child.”


Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center “When we work well together, ALL children are launched to their full potential. What does it mean to work well together? Partnership includes communicating back and forth regularly between home and school. It also means actively figuring out the roles we can each play in supporting students’ learning, health/wellbeing, and future-planning. Finally, it involves finding strategic partners in our communities who can support us in our goals to launch our students’ success within and outside of the school environment!”


Ohio Coalition for the Education of Exceptional Children "We, the parents, the professionals and the concerned citizens of the State of Ohio joined together as the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) to endorse and promote efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities. We do so in the belief that all children have a right to a meaningful and relevant education. This belief affirms the dignity of each child or youth with disabilities, whose needs are unique and whose needs must be met equally and appropriately.  We, therefore, pledge our full and combined support to this Coalition dedicated to ensuring meaningful and relevant education for all children and youth with disabilities in Ohio"


Disability Rights OhioSince October 2012, Disability Rights Ohio has served as Ohio's Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program (CAP). It is governed by a Board of Directors, primarily consisting of people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities.”


State Support Team 7 “Through collaboration, provide intentional leadership to districts, staff, families, and community members in order to find and meet the needs of ALL students.”


Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) “OCALI inspires change and promotes access to opportunities for people with disabilities.” OCALI is a clearinghouse of information for families and providers of children with disabilities.


Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children  State of Ohio agency which oversees special education funding and accountability.