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.
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Medina County Health Department School Guidance: https://medinahealth.org/community/current-outbreaks/schools/
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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
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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
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.
We will meet via Zoom the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
To join us go to www.zoom.us click on “join a meeting”, and fill in the meeting id and passcode.
October 21, 2020 meeting id: 768 2586 6185 passcode: 8Vnj1E
November 18, 2020 meeting id: 740 4377 3862 passcode: uQAc4x
December 16, 2020 meeting id: 735 2148 0817 passcode: F059H6
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 email@example.com Sandie Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org Michele McGinnis email@example.com
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Supporting Positive Behaviors at School and at Home
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Autism Support Group
October 7, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ARC virtual town hall: moving past Covid-19
October 8, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual family Q&A: Special Ed, School, & Covid-19
October 15, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Transition Boot Camp: Guardianship & Other Alternatives