Regional Family-Community Engagement Network: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parent, Community, & Educator Collaboration

The coordination and management of the Regional Family-Community Engagement Network project is focused on:

  • Improving the processes and outcomes of the family consultants by assisting in the development of regional, comprehensive plans for engagement of families and communities of students with disabilities.
  • Maximizing consultants’ roles and assisting them in establishing broad networks of support for referring families and educators to information, resources, and services for students with disabilities.
  • Building the knowledge and skills of family consultants through professional development.
  • Creating a cohesive and consistent quality of services of family consultants.
  • Developing effective communications and partnerships with Ohio’s parent mentors.

Center associates partner with the Office for Exceptional Children at the Ohio Department of Education to provide resources for the State Support Teams’ family consultants. The goal is to strengthen the family engagement work of the State Support Teams through the development and delivery of webinars, meeting facilitation, and providing mechanisms for communication and networking.

Sponsor: Ohio Department of Education

Principal Investigator: Dr. Barbara Boone

Award Total: $89,000