Parent Mentor Program
A network of trained parents helping other parents navigate the special education system in Delaware.
Parents are faced with a myriad of challenges when their child enters the educational system; these challenges can be multiplied if their child has a disability.
The Arc of Delaware Parent Mentor program supports the efforts of parents in securing the most appropriate educational services for their child. Our mentors are sensitive to the needs of families and are extensively trained about special education rules, best practices, creative problem solving, and conflict resolution.
The Arc of Delaware Parent Mentor Program is designed to build and maintain a network of parents, experienced with special needs, to serve as consultants and resources to other parents who may need help negotiating medical, early intervention, special education, and adult services for their children or adults with special needs.
Through collaborative efforts with Delaware Family Voices and other community partners, we provide classroom and practical training to the mentors. We then support and monitor their efforts as they provide consultation and support to other parents around a variety of issues related to education and other needs during the school years.
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