2023 Spring Parent Mentor Conference Information

Registration Options

Select one of the following options to register for the conference. Please select only one. 

Seats are limited to 80 people. A special gift is available for the first 50 who Register to Attend In-Person.

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Lunch and all-day beverage service will be provided to in-person attendees. 

Register to Attend Virtually

Livestreamed via Zoom. 

Prior to the conference, all participants will receive content through videos on the parent mentor website. During the conference, there will be a keynote and updates from the Ohio Department of Education live-streamed via Zoom. There will be breakout sessions for those attending in-person and separate breakout sessions for those in Zoom breakout rooms. Zoom links will be shared on the morning of the conference with all who registered and published on this website.

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, contact CETE-ParentMentor@osu.edu. For other questions that may not be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions information below, contact  CETE-ParentMentor@osu.edu.


Keynote Speaker, Dr. Charles Barrett
Passing the Torch: Positioning Families as Experts 

Morning Breakout Session One
Prevention/Intervention: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) /Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)  

Morning Breakout Session Two
Post-vention Care/Reentering School After Inpatient Care 

Updates from the Ohio Department of Education

Afternoon Breakout Session One
Preschool Special Education Considerations 
Need to Know Resources 

Afternoon Breakout Session Two
Part C to B Transitions 

Required Session for all Parent Mentors
Indicator 8 Applications for Parent Mentors 

Required Session for all District Representatives 
Indicator 8 Applications for District Reps and Partners in Special Education

An Afternoon Networking Session will be Available for In-person and Virtual Attendees  

Frequently Asked Questions

For specific questions that are not answered below, contact  CETE-ParentMentor@osu.edu.

There will be a limited number of seats available at the in-person location, with the rest of the participants joining virtually. 

Be sure to register early if you would like to attend in person. There are only 80 seats available. 

Prior to the conference, all participants will receive  content through videos on the parent mentor website. 


During the conference, there will be a keynote and updates from the Ohio Department of Education delivered in person and also live-streamed so all attendees will receive the same information. 


There will be live breakout workshops for in person attendees as well as virtual breakout workshops for those participating in the hybrid format.