270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Parent Mentor Program
The Special Education Department of Columbus City Schools has parents of children with special needs on staff to answer questions. Our goal is to help parents to become effective partners in education for their children with special needs by encouraging parent/professional partnerships.

The Parent Mentors Office provides the following services for you and your family:

  • Describe special education programs (preschool, school age and transition into adult life) offered by Columbus City Schools.
  • Explain the Individual Education Program (IEP) process and the parents role in the development of the IEP, as well as attending meetings with parents until they are familiar with the process.
  • Organize and conduct workshops, and support groups for parents and professionals.
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Parent Resources
CCS Parent Mentors

Jennifer Sims

Parent Mentor
Student Support Services
614-365-5219 or 5941
Elaine Hamilton
Student Support Services
“If a child can’t learn the way he is taught, we must teach him the way he can learn.”
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