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Parent Mentor Program of Paulding County


Through the joint efforts of several committees, made up of parents and professionals in Paulding County, the Parent Mentor concept was developed as a way of providing services to parents.  The Parent Mentor is a parent of a child with a disabbility, and is a support network to school districts and parents of children with disabilities.  For more information please click here for the full brochure.



“Coffee & Dessert”
Parent – Professional Fall Training Series
Presented by 
The Parent Mentor Program and
Western Buckeye, ESC, PauldingCounty        
Welcome: Parents, Care Givers, Educators, Professionals! 
TOPIC: “Accommodating Students With Disabilities: The Transition From High School to College”
 Date & Time: Monday, October 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 PresenterRob Cunningham, Ph.D., Former Dir. of Disability Services, BGSU
This presentation will examine some of the differences in the laws that mandate services to be provided to students with disabilities, as well as some key terms and definitions used in the higher education environment. In addition, some of the accommodations used most frequently will be discussed, as well as a look at some of the emerging types of disabilities students are presenting with.
Location: Wayne Trace JR/SR High School Lecture Hall, Haviland, Ohio                               
TOPIC: “Behavior Strategies That Work at Home and School” 
Date & Time: Monday, November 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Presenter: Shalom Counseling and MediationCenter, Office: Paulding, Archbold
* Strategies for Effective Management of Conflict at Home and School
* Motivating My Child To Do Better at Home and School
* Strategies That Enable Healthy Communication
* Responding to Anger & Emotional Frustration
* Strategies to Take Ownership for One’s Behaviors and Actions
Location: Wayne Trace JR/SR High School Lecture Hall, Haviland, Ohio  
There is no cost to attend these series of Parent–Professional Trainings. 
Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.
Pre-registration for each training is preferred by contacting:
 Cathy Ruiz, Parent Mentor, Western Buckeye, ESC, PauldingCounty
Office: Payne Elementary Building, 501 W. Townline Street, Payne, OH 45880
Phone: 419-263-2512 (select option #4, Payne Bldg, Ext. 454)
or 419-399-4711, or email Cathy at: cruiz@wb.noacsc.org