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Welcome Parents and Educators! I am Natalie Senra, the Parent Mentor for Mayfield City Schools. As Parent Mentor, I guide and assist families through the special education process. I also provide information and resources to parents and school personnel. The home and the school work together as a team to meet the needs of your Unique Learner. I help to strengthen your child's team through partnership and collaboration. I believe that getting your child's needs met is the team's goal. Together we can make it happen.
I am a parent of two children in the Mayfield School System, one of whom has an identified developmental disability. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice. Every day both of my children teach me, and challenge me, to appreciate all our wonderfully different abilities.
The Parent Mentor project is funded through the Ohio Department of Education. For more information:
When to Contact Me
- For questions about the special education process
- For help with planning or changing your child’s IEP or 504
- If you need help getting services for your child
- If you need a willing, compassionate ear
- For suggestions for future programming
- To join my database (for email notices about future events and programming)
How to Contact Me
JOIN US: Dyslexia Awareness Night
Featuring the Documentary film
“The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia"
Individuals with Dyslexia are bright yet struggle with reading. Please join us for a Resource Fair before and after we screen the documentary
It is the most common learning difference (1 in 5 kids) yet the most publicly misunderstood.
"It busts any preconceptions about limits
on what people with dyslexia can achieve"
-the New York Times
"The Big Picture Movie: Rethinking Dyslexia" & Dyslexia Resource Fair
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Mayfield Village's Reserve Hall
6622 Wilson Mills Rd., Mayfield Village , OH 44143
FREE and OPEN TO ALL Mayfield Families!!!
PLEASE RSVP to Natalie Senra as seating is limited
Does your child have Dyslexia? Wondering what you can do to help? The Big Picture: Decoding Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it.
Shining a spotlight on the latest scientific and psychological research, the film also highlights the work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center of Dyslexia and Creativity to illuminate the hidden origins and implications of dyslexia. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome
Parent Resource Fair: Find what local community resources are available to individuals with Dyslexia.
Please RSVP to Natalie Senra email@example.com or 440.995.7484 as seating is limited.
UPCOMING EVENT: SENSORY FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dream Days, Milestones Autism Organization, The Up Side of Downs, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, The Autism Theater Initiative & The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland Present
A Christmas Carol
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 11:00 am for only $15.00
For $15 tickets go to playhousesquare.org/ceo
Promo Code: Dream
Get free help with your IEP! Contact Terri McIntee,M.A., Family and Community Involvement Consultant at the Educational Service Center (ESC). 216-446-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MILESTONES Autism Organization introduces a new workshop series designed by parents for parents! Learn about MPEN (Milestones Parent Empowerment Network) at http://milestones.org/what-we-do/milestones-parent-empowerment-network-mpen/
Looking for ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
check out SUMMER AND BEYOND below. This lists MANY year-round activities and summer camps.http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102675987235-225/2013+Summer+Directory+%28final%29.pdf
PRESCHOOL FAMILIES (FREE RESOURCES):
***New research shows that Positive Parenting style has big impact on kids with disabilities.
- “In households where positive parenting is applied, the symptoms and severity of the child’s disability are more likely to decrease over time,” ( Journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Nov 2012).
Find the entire article in the Disability Scoop, an online newsletter about disabilities, at http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/11/16/parenting-style-big-impact/16842/