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District Consultants and Parent Mentors

District Parent Consultant and District Parent Mentors –  The Utah Parent Center has Parent Consultants that work specifically with parents of children and youth with disabilities in five school districts along the Wasatch Front – Alpine, Canyons, Davis, Granite and Salt Lake City School Districts.  And a new Parent Mentor working with parents of children and youth with disabilities in Nebo School District.  All are parents of children or adults with disabilities!

What can District Parent Consultants do? The Parent Consultant dedicated to serving families in the five school districts can:

  • Provide free, private consultations in-person or by phone regarding questions or concerns about the special education process.
  • Provide information on using the IEP process.
  • Provide information on procedural safeguards and your rights and responsibilities under IDEA.
  • Assist you in preparing for IEP meetings.
  • Provide support during IEP meetings.
  • Provide information about specific disabilities.
  • Provide workshops on IEPs, Transition, Section 504, communication and other topics.
  • Connect you to resources and supports in your community.

Who can work with the Parent Consultant? Any parent of an individual with a disability served in the District or professionals that work to support the families in the District.

All services are free and confidential.  No information will be released without your consent!

                                                 

 

The Utah Parent Center is pleased to welcome Nebo School District Parent Mentor, Heidi Whittaker. 

As a Parent Mentor, Heidi can provide information, referral and assistance to parents of children and youth with disabilities in the Nebo School District.   Services are offered to parents and professionals through the provision of one-on-one consultations.  Parent Mentors can help you by:
  • Providing a private consultation in-person, by e-mail or over the phone regarding questions or concerns about the special education process.
  • Providing information on the IEP process and your rights and responsibilities under IDEA.
  • Helping you prepare for IEP meetings and providing support during IEP meetings.
  • Connecting you to resources and supports in your community.
  • Providing information about upcoming events in the district and statewide.

 How can you contact the Utah Parent Center staff in one of these six  Districts? Click on one of the links below!

 Contact Us:

 Alpine School District: Maria Wiscombe

Canyons School District: Lynda Hansen

Davis School District: Roz Welch

Granite School District: Michelle Murphey

Nebo School District:  Heidi Whittaker

Salt Lake City School District: Amy Weyrich

What if I don’t live in one of the six Districts?  Who can help me? The Utah Parent Center serves parents in all school districts, charter schools and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.  Call 801-272-1051 or 800-468-1160 to reach a Parent Consultant who can help you!

 

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