Ohio's Parent Mentor Project

Our Students Deserve Special Attention

We Are Here To Help

For nearly 30 years, Ohio Parent Mentors has helped families navigate local and state special education processes and services so that children with disabilities can get the most out of their educational experience. Using our lived experience and an evidence-based approach, we work in collaboration with families, schools, and agencies to create the conditions for success for your child.

With our support as peers and trained mentors, parents will understand the special education process and become better advocates for their children.

Ohio’s Parent Mentor Project offers all services free of charge to families. 

Together, we can help your student with special needs get the special attention they deserve and find their pathway to educational success.

The Ohio Parent Mentor Project is funded by The Ohio Department of Education. The Oversight and Professional Development for Ohio Parent Mentors is provided by The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment, a translational research center within the College of Education and Human Ecology.


Job Posting

Boardman Local School District is currently hiring for a part time Support Staff/Parent Mentor. Applicant must be a Boardman resident and parent of a child with disabilities (currently on IEP). Other requirements include a High School Diploma, a current background check, and a drug test.

Ohio’s Parent Mentor Project works with families of students with disabilities and their schools to support educational success for students in the special education system. Since Parent Mentors themselves have children with disabilities, they are familiar with the special education system and can use their knowledge to help others.

For more information, please contact katie.fallo@boardmanschools.org or karen.kanotz@boardmanschools.org