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Serving Medina, Portage,
and Summit Counties


Parent Access Collaborative (PAC)

Parent Access Collaborative


Parent Access Collaborative (PAC) shares information and provides speakers on various disability related topics with parents, school districts and agencies throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties served by SST8.

Want to join the PAC mailing list? Have a question about the events? Marianne Lesko at [email protected]. And join our SST8 Parent Access Collaborative Facebook Group by visiting

Everyone is welcome at the PAC meetings! To register, click on the session date below or visit our Events Calendar and click the meeting date you would like to attend.

2022-2023 PAC Schedule/Registration links (all meetings start at 9:30am and generally run 2-3 hours, allowing time for networking and discussion).

Ohio's Parent Mentor Project

For nearly 30 years, Ohio Parent Mentors has helped families navigate local and state special education processes and services so that children with disabilities can get the most out of their educational experience. Using our lived experience and an evidence-based approach, we work in collaboration with families, schools, and agencies to create the conditions for success for your child.

With our support as peers and trained mentors, parents will understand the special education process and become better advocates for their children.

Join PAC

Would you like more information about our Parent Access Collaborative (PAC)?  Listen to the brief podcast below for details.

For more information, please contact

Marianne Lesko
Lesko, Marianne
Parent Consultant/Parent Mentor
Helen Brophy
Brophy, Helen
Educational/Transition Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511268