Bittersweet at Betty's Farm is a non-profit organization for maximizing community-based opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 10 and up. Services are available on a fee-for-service basis.
4640 Fort Amanda Road
Contact Jennifer Slechter, Program Director at (419) 999-9174
Ohio PIRC (Parent Information and Resource Center) provides parents, families, students, educators, and communities with information, resources, and training as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act.
What is a Parent Mentor? A Parent Mentor is a parent of a child with a disability and is a support network to school districts and parents of children with disabilities. A Parent Mentor can provide information and resources to families including education laws, district programs and services, and community resources. Reasons you might call a Parent Mentor:
I am worried about my child moving from one school to the next.
I feel alone and wish I could talk to another parent who understands my concerns
I have many questions about my child’s education but forgot to ask about them at the school meetings.
I am worried about my child’s progress and don’t know what to do.
I feel like nobody is listing to my concerns about my child.
I would like to have someone attend and support me at IEP and/or other meetings at school
Margaret Burley, Executive Director Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities Address:165 W. Center St., Suite 302, Marion, OH 43302 Phone:1-800-374-2806, Ext. 10 Web Site:http://www.ocecd.org/
Contact for Parents
For information and questions about the identification and
evaluation of students with disabilities, individualized education programs (IEPs), student discipline,educational placement, and related services contact:
Parent and Family Support Gloria Wright
419-738-9224 extenstion 1169
Linda Kayser, Parent Mentor
Allen County Educational Service Center,
1920 Slabtown Road, Lima, Ohio 45801
(419) 222-1836 x 114
School Districts Served:
Bluffton Exempted Village
Apollo Joint Vocational School District
Allen County Board of MRDD
Allen East Local
Jacqueline Howley, Parent Mentor
Madison-Champaign County ESC,
1512 S. U.S. HWY 68, Suite J-100, Urbana, OH 43078
School Districts Served:
Angela Nickell, Parent Mentor
Mercer County Educational Service Center,
St. Henry Elementary School,
251 East Columbus Street, St. Henry,
419-586-6628 ext. 250
This Web site was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Award #H027A110111, CFDA 84.027A, awarded to the Ohio Department of Education). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.