IEP/504 Mentoring and Support
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The Arc of Tennessee
The Arc of Tennessee provides one-on-one mentoring for parents who are navigating the special education system. They help parents understand, develop, and revise their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 Plans, communicate better with schools, and become their child's advocate.
Phone: (615) 248-5878 (ext. 306)
Teacher Support & Training, Attend and assist during Individualized Education Plans, Behavior Support Plans, and Parent Support & Training Services
Supervise and serve as a liaison for job placements, professional growth & development of ABA behavior specialist, RBTs, & BCBAs
Weekly small groups for children & adolescents that need better social communication and emotional skills.
ABA Staffing & Training, Parent Support Training, Social Group Services
Location: 715 Peachtree Street North East, Suite 100-200-#3895
Mission: serve as the local hub for families in the Chattanooga region in search of resources, support, and guidance as they care for children with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses, or disabilities.
One-on-one peer support, including help navigating the healthcare system.
Advocacy training for parents.
Leadership training for families who want their voices to be heard in decisions that affect their child's care.
Office: (423) 648-1740
Link to Q/A Video: who we are
Cell: (423) 645-0504
Georgia Parent Mentor Resources
Deidre Stewart is the Parent Mentor for Dade County Schools in GA. Parent mentors serve parents of special needs children. Call or email if you have questions about IEPs or 504s and other issues.
Phone: 706-657-8253 ext 40343
Michal Jones is the Parent Mentor for Walker County Schools in GA. Parent mentors serve parents of special needs children. Call or email if you have questions about IEPs or 504s and other issues.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ParentMentor4WalkerCountySchoolsGA/
If you have questions about IEP's, 504 Plans, RTI, supports, modifications, accommodations, services, consider joining this Facebook Group. This group posts updates about special educational issues. Its moderator and others work to answer questions from parents about special education rights.
When you look at your child’s IEP (or IFSP or 504 plan), what do you see? Do you see a cohesive document that reflects your child’s strengths, needs, goals, and supports to accomplish them? Or do you see a pile of papers with a bunch of acronyms that only partially makes sense? If your response is the last one, let LifeLine, Inc. help! LifeLine, Inc. offers IEP consultations to help families learn about their child’s IEP. Call today for a line-by-line review of your child’s documents.
SERVICES: Training on IDEA law, one on one meetings with parents to mentor them on navigating through the special education system, prepare parents for IEP meetings to support them in their advocacy efforts, outreach through newsletter and other community activities. Other services include training classes for churches on how to develop a special needs ministry, ParentLink project, or a Community Parent Resource Center.
Set up a consultation by clicking HERE!
Office: (423) 622-4007
Cell: (423) 645-0504
- Help families work with early intervention and education systems so you can be equal partners in decision makking
- Supporting families in navigating Georgia's health systems, so you can be active partners with your health care providers.
- Providing much needed assistance when you may be the most vulnerable and scared, so you can build your confidence skills.
Phone: (800) 229-2038 or (770)-451-5484
STEP is Tennessee's federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center. STEP assists parents in understanding their special education rights and empowers them to be advocates for their child's education and IEP/504 plans. STEP offers one-on-one assistance to parents by answering questions about their child's specific needs or concerns and the IEP/504 plan with strategies to prepare for meetings. Go to tnstep.org for special education related information, webinars, and online training. All services are free for families.
TIP SHEET on eligibility requirements, how to request an evaluation, and more:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/steptn/
Phone: (800) 280-7837 or (423) 638-5819 direct line for assistance in East TN
System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) offers care coordination using a wraparound approach for children, young adults, and their families. SOCAT trains parents on special education rights and helps them with IEP and 504 Plan creation and maintenance . Their Eastern Tennessee office is in Knoxville but they travel.
Phone: (615) 269-7751