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Serving Medina, Portage,
and Summit Counties


Surrogate Parents

Surrogate Parents

Father reading to daughter
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) requires that children with disabilities who do not have parents to advocate for them in the special education process be given a surrogate parent to make decisions about special education issues.
To learn more about about parent surrogates, click HERE. SST8 has compiled a list of trained individuals who can serve as surrogate parents within Region 8.
To access Ohio's Surrogate Parent Training Online Course, click HERE

For more information, please contact

Helen Brophy
Brophy, Helen
Educational/Transition Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511268