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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:
http://www.ocecd.org/parent_mentor.php

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
Natalie Senra
nsenra@mayfieldschools.org
440.995.7484

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JOIN US:         How to Help Kids with Bullying
                       and Build Strong Friendship Skills

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Millridge Elementary, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

962 Millridge Rd., Highland Hts

7-8:15 PM

* How to recognize bullying behavior          * Teach kids tips to help themselves*
*WHEN and HOW to talk to the school       * How Bullying Affects Children with Special Needs
* Tips to Help Your Child in School             * Get your Bullying questions answered!

Marcia Carlile holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from Kent State University and a License as an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist from Cleveland State University. Passionate about empowering parents, she has worked extensively in the area of Early Childhood Mental Health and is trained in Conscious Discipline, Incredible Years and Sanctuary. In 2012 Marcia was recognized as the Positive Education Program’s Teacher Counselor of the Year.

OPEN TO ALL MAYFIELD FAMILIES

 

Limited Seating, SO PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL OR PHONE to Parent Mentor, Natalie Senra

 (nsenra@mayfieldschools.org OR 440-995-7484)

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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 terri.mcintee@esc-cc.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 CAMPS AND BEYOND. (See Event Flyers at right). This lists MANY year-round activities, intervention professionals, and SUMMER CAMPS for children with special needs.


HELPFUL WEBSITES

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/