Regional Family Support Services

Regional Family Support Services

How to find someone to answer your questions...

  • If you are a parent or guardian of a child with disabilities and live in any county supported by State Support Team 6 (Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby) you may contact our regional representative from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD).  Their contact information is listed below. 
  • If you are a parent or guardian of a child with disabilities and live in Allen, Champaign or Mercer county,  you also have a Parent Mentor available to support your needs.  Their contact information is also listed below.  
 
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 listening to my concerns about my child.
  • I would like to have someone attend and support me at IEP and/or other meetings at school.

Allen County Parent Mentor

 Jennifer Slechter

Address 1920 Slabtown Road, Lima, Ohio 45801
Phone(419) 222-1836 x 114
Fax
Email  jennifer.slechter@allencountyesc.org
Websitehttp://www.allencountyesc.org/ 
FacebookParent Mentor Lima/Allen County Schools
School Districts Served Allen County DD, Allen County ESC, Allen East, Apollo, Bath, Bluffton, Delphos, Elida, Lima City, Marimor, Perry, Shawnee and Spencerville


 

Champaign County Parent Mentor

 

 Jacqueline Howley

Address
 2200 S. US Hwy 68, Urbana, OH 43078
Phone (937) 484-1557 ext. 108 and ask for the Parent Mentor
Fax 
Email jacqueline.howley@mccesc.org
Website http://www.mccesc.org/ 
Facebook 
School Districts ServedGraham, Madison-Champaign ESC, Mechanicsburg, Tirad, Urbana, West Liberty- Salem



 

Mercer County Parent Mentor

 

 Beth Guggenbiller

Address 441 East Market Street, Celina, OH  45822
Phone 419-586-6628 ext. 250
Fax 
Email beth.guggenbiller@mercercountyesc.org
Website http://www.mercercountyesc.org/ 
Facebook Parent Mentor Mercer County
School Districts ServedCelina, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Marion Local, Mercer County ESC, Parkway, St. Henry


 

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)

 State and Regional Contacts
 Executive Director Margaret Burley
  Address
165 W. Center St., Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302
 Phone(800)374-2806, Ext. 10
 Websitehttp://www.ocecd.org/
SST6 Regional Representative Pam Cotrell
  Emailocecdpamc@embarqmail.com
 Phone(419) 999-9250
 Fax(419) 999-0020
 Websitehttp://www.ocecd.org/
Statewide Preschool Parent Mentor Carla James
  Emailcarlaj@ocecd.org 
 Phone(419)529-0149
 Fax(740) 383-6421
 Websitehttp://www.ocecd.org/
Coordinator of Multicultural Department and Staff Marbella Caceres
  Emailmarbellac@ocecd.org
 Phone(740) 382-5452
 Websitehttp://www.ocecd.org/
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