Toni Burton is the parent of a son with Autism & ADHD who began his journey in Special Education with the Cobb County Special Needs Preschool Program in the spring of 2018. Currently, Toni’s son is in elementary school and continues to receive special education services per his Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Toni began serving as a Parent Mentor in January of 2022 and understands the journey of navigating the world of special needs. She looks forward to working with families of students with disabilities to help provide guidance, assist with navigating & understanding the IEP process, as well as connect families with resources available to their students within the school system and community.
Stacy Greene is the parent of an ASD young adult who began his education in Cobb’s Special Needs Preschool Program, made several transitions through Cobb schools, and graduated in 2017. Her son has earned several college credits and participated in Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation programs; he is currently employed full-time. Stacy began serving as Special Education Parent Mentor in February 2016 and is excited to serve as a resource for families of children with special needs on their journey through Special Education.
Cobb’s Special Education Parent Mentors enhance communication between parents and educators, ultimately leading to greater success for students with disabilities. The goal of the Parent Mentors is to help parents understand their role in their children’s education and to provide guidance and resources to help them navigate the Special Education process.
As parents of students with disabilities, Cobb’s Special Education Parent Mentors provide resources to families of children with special needs while helping them navigate Special Education. As mentors, they are part of the broader Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, whose mission is: “Building collaboration and communication between families and educators ultimately leads to greater success for children with disabilities.”
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