Parent Mentor
Kitty Boylan, Parent Mentor

P (330) 908-6219
F (330) 468-0152
Please call or email any time you have any questions
or concerns or just need to talk.

  ABOUT THE PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM A Parent Mentor is the parent of a child with a disability employed to help school districts and families by providing training, support, and information services. The mission of the Ohio Parent Mentors is to provide the necessary support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. Ohio Parent Mentor projects are funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
Some of the services provided by the Parent Mentor include guiding parents through the special education process including rights and responsibilities, listening and providing support to families and staff, providing information and resources, attending IEP meetings and other meetings when requested and conducting information sessions and workshops.  The Parent Mentor project has established an extensive resource library for parents and staff.  There are many books for children, teens, books on parenting and specific disabilities including LD and ADHD.  Contact the parent mentor office to borrow books or videos. 
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A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education 
Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice
April 2017

Use this link to download the parent handbook.



PAC Workshop Series

SST-8 PAC Workshop Series
9:30 - 1:30

Held at the Summit County Educational Service Center
420 Washington Avenue - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Questions? please call Marianne Lesko, PAC Consultant 
@ 330-945-6634 x513927 or email at

All meetings require REGISTRATION at
Go to News and Events, then Event Calendar and Select Meeting Date 
Lunch is provided for all registered participants (except field trips)

February 13, 2019 -  A psychologist will explain Emotional IQ and Soft Skills
. How we use them in daily living, what they might look like at different age levels and strategies we can use to teach these skills to our children and young adults.  We will also touch on medical diagnosis vs. school identificaion.


April 17, 2019 - What's New in Ohio? with Gary Tonks, Executive Director of Arc of Ohio.   In this open forum you will learn about legislative issues, waivers, changes and updates in DD and Medicaid services and anything else you want to know or ask.    

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Northern Summit County Transition Fair
March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Nordonia High School Library
8006 South Bedford Road - Macedonia, OH  44056 
A gathering of agencies and community partners that offer services and assistance to students on IEP's and 504's 
ages 14 - 22
Learn about:  What is Transition, Role of the Parent Mentor, Difference Between DD and OOD, Guardianship, Medicaid and SSI and Have Time to Visit Different Agencies.
Questions? Contact Penny Haser, CVCC Transition Coordinator
@ 440-746-8213 or 
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ASPIES Support Group
Akron Parent Support Group - Support Group assisting parents of children with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, PDD/NOS or other spectrum.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Akron Adult Support Group - for those 18 years and older and families.
Meets 1st Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Meetings held at Compass Christian Church, 1900 East Avenue, Akron 44314

For more information visit or call Joy Spencer @ 330-745-5115
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