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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 see Parent Mentor Brochure at right or go to 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
NEW!At the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library-- our very own Mayfield Shelf with resources on all sorts of topics such as Parenting and Teaching Children with Learning Differences, Bullying, Mental Health, and more!
Go check us out! (Ask at the library front desk and
Go to http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Branches/Mayfield.aspx for directions and information.
JOIN US: PARENT EDUCATION NIGHTS
--Evening programs for parents and educators about topics concerning the health and welfare of your child. FLYER COMING SOON!
For samples of programs offered this past year, see flyers at right.
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 email@example.com
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.
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/