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Independence City Schools Parent Mentor

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Person: Eileen Hawkins (Parent Mentor)
Phone: 216.524.0424
Email: eileen.hawkins@escneo.org
Website: http://www.independence.k12.oh.us/ParentMentor.aspx

7733 Stone Road
Independence, OH 44131

Free, Free to Families at Independence Local Schools

What does a parent mentor do?
• Guides families through the special education process;
• Helps families understand their rights and responsibilities;
• Provides information and resources to families and schools. This includes education laws and district programs.
• Engages community services and other resources to support schools and families;
• Attends Individualized Education Program meetings and other meetings at the requests of the parents or staff members;
• Listens and supports both the families and teachers on an individual basis;
• Hosts information sessions or workshops for families and professionals;
• Connects families, schools and the community to benefit students with disabilities.

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