PURPOSE:The purpose of the Parent Mentor Program is to help parents of children with disabilities effectively navigate the educational system in partnership with school district personnel. This is accomplished by providing information and support to families and by creating a mechanism to convey the family perspective back to the school district.
Parent to Parent Support Group
This is a support group for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children or other loved ones with special needs in Medina County. We will gather together to share ideas, information and support. Everyone is welcome.
To join us go to www.zoom.us click on “join a meeting”, and fill in the meeting id and passcode.
Beginning in January we will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.
January 21, 2021 meeting id: 734 6958 6633 passcode: 75HLeV
February 18, 2021 meeting id: 710 6657 4810 passcode: 5qwhyV
March 18, 2021 meeting id: 781 3164 8677 passcode: PCC8B1
This group is being facilitated by the Parent Mentors of Brunswick City Schools and Medina County ESC. If you have questions, contact one of the following:Cheryl Mendel firstname.lastname@example.org Sandie Cooper email@example.com Michele McGinnis firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio is evolving daily. If you have questions or would like additional information and resources, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Medina County Health Department School Guidance: https://medinahealth.org/community/current-outbreaks/schools/
Project Connect 888-847-3209 A National Pandemic Helpline for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and other members of their support teams.
Get help with stress if you need it by calling the National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Virtual Q&A Sessions: Special Education, School, and Covid19: https://www.ucucedd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/QA-Sessions-Special-Education-School-and-COVID-19-Fall-2020-final-002.pdf
Local Counseling Services: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TMReVSoDhrRu2Q4GNJB3e1ERjlrLtsfHUUiNmBJ3t8Y/edit#heading=h.gjdgxs
Ohio: Financial assistance, Mental Health resources & more: https://www.groundworkohio.org/covid19parents
Medina County: Financial assistance, Mental Health resources & more: https://www.mcbdd.org/covid-19-community-resources/
Social Stories about wearing a mask for children: https://mcusercontent.com/7f5efa55dca934e5a97110fab/files/8b4e44e2-db7a-4836-8e6f-7c8fa50c639b/WearingAMaskStoryforChildren.pdf
Social Story about wearing a mask for adults: https://paautism.org/resource/wearing-mask-social-story/
Cleveland Clinic's Covid-19 safety guide for your home: https://my.clevelandclinic.org
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