What is a surrogate parent?
A surrogate parent represents a child in all special education matters when the child’s parents are not able to do so.
What do surrogate parents do?
Get to know the child;
Review education records;
Attend evaluation team and IEP team meetings;
Make informed decisions about the education of the child.
Is the role of surrogate parent right for me?
Are you a good listener?
Are you a good problem-solver?
Do you communicate well with others?
Do you care about students with disabilities?
If you answered yes to these questions, the role of surrogate parent might be a great fit for you!