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.

Under the direction of Parent Consultant, Marianne Lesko, the PAC group will meet five times this school year virtually from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:  9/23/2020, 10/21/2020, 11/18/2020, 2/17/2021, and 4/14/2021.   

Everyone is welcome at the PAC meetings.  To register go to our events calendar and click the meeting date you would like to attend.  

Upcoming Events

State Support Team - Region 8's Parent Access Collaborative (PAC) offers free workshops for families of students with disabilities and Parent Mentors.  

Meetings will be held virtually in 2020.  Dates are as follows:  9/23/20, 10/21/20, 11/18/20, 2/17/21, and 4/14/21.   Please register at - News and Events - Event Calendar - Select Meeting Dates.  Dates, times and topics are subject to change. 

September 23, 2020 Virtual Meeting SST8 Updates and Behavior

9:30 am – 12:00 pm On-line/Live 
SST8 Updates presented by Jenine Sansosti/Helen Brophy.  Behavior - What an FBA/BIP process looks like, what information can and should be included, who is involved and how - presented by Jessica Campagna, Behavior Specialist, Summit ESC. 

October 21, 2020 - Sexuality

9:30 am-12:00 pm On-line/Live Meeting  
Sexuality - Teens and young adults
                  Preteens and younger children
This will be presented by Donna Bernert, PhD, LSHE, Kent State University and Katherine Antall, MS, Human Sexuality Specialist, Cuyahoga County Board of DD. 

November 18, 2020 Early Intervention and Transition

9:30 am - 12:00 pm On-line/Live Meeting
Topic:  Early Intervention and Transition for Pre-K and School Age children.  Presented by Stacey Smith - SST8 Educational Consultant. 

Please click on link below to view recording of this PAC Meeting.

Passcode: [email protected]

February 17, 2021 Office for Exceptional Children

9:30 am - 12:00 pm On-line/Live Meeting

A presentation from the Office for Exceptional Children. 

April 14, 2021 - Open Forum The Arc of Ohio

9:30 –1:30 pm - On-line/Live
In this open forum you will learn about legislative issues, waivers, changes and updates in DD and Medicaid services, and anything else you wanted to know or ask!         

Gary Tonks/David Lewis - The Arc of Ohio 

Click here to view meeting with Gary Tonks and David Lewis on April 14, 2021. 

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Please complete this form to let us know what you are most interested in learning about for the 2021-22 session. Your input is very valuable and helps us serve you better. Thank you!

For more information, please email Marianne Lesko.
Marianne Lesko
Lesko, Marianne
Parent Consultant/Parent Mentor
Helen Brophy
Brophy, Helen
Educational/Transition Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511268
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