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Our Work with Families


Parent mentors work with families of students with disabilities on a daily basis providing them with tools, resources, and strategies that they can use to support their children at home, at school, and in the community. As parents of children with disabilities themselves, parent mentors are committed to providing parents with timely access to information and family-friendly resources on a variety of topics and issues.

In response to questions from parents, mentors provide information on a variety of topics through telephone calls, letters, email, and face-to-face meetings. For example, mentors may be asked to assist parents in identifying funding sources for specialized equipment or in locating medical and therapeutic services within the community. They may also be asked to assist in obtaining resources that parents can use to help their children in reading and math. Because each parent mentor works with their school district the types of services they provide vary according to the needs in their district.