Surrogate Parent Information

NEW and IMPROVED Surrogate Parent Training Available

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!

Click the following link for more information about serving as a Surrogate Parent.

Surrogate Parent Information

Addresses the needs of students with disabilities who don't have parents or a legal guardian to represent them as their individualized educational plan is developed. The Program is designed to help school districts implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) parent surrogate regulations.
 
Those interested in becoming a surrogate parent can click the link below to take the Online Surrogate Parent Training.
 
For information about Surrogate Parenting please contact:
State Support Team Region 4 at 440-350-2563

Contact Information

Crystal Bryski 
Consultant
440-350-2563 ext. 749