Welcome to the Solon Organized Parent Education Network!Founded in 1987, Solon’s Organized Parent Education Network (OPEN) is a collaborative organization that strives to support families of children with disabilities by:• helping parents network within the Solon special education community• improving communication between parents and professionals• assisting parents in navigating the special education system by providing information and resources for parents, extending parent support for academic concerns, and increasing school & community awarenessOPEN annually sponsors the Donna Boss Educational Lecture Series, providing opportunities for parents, teachers, administrators and other interested community members to:• network with other parents and educational professionals• become informed and updated about current issues that affect traditional and special education• build effective partnerships among parents, teachers and other school personnel involved in your child’s special educationOPEN Board MembersLaura Kaufman-PresidentJulie Dorsey-Vice President/PublicistLisa Perna-TreasurerSarah Braid-Community Events/LibrarianLawrence Daniels-SecretaryJoanna Innes- Solon Parent Mentor
Please join our Solon O.P.E.N. (Organized Parent Education Network) Facebook community to stay up-to-date on event scheduling and news from the Solon Parent Mentor!
NEWS FROM THE PARENT MENTOR
Hi, I'm Joanna Innes, the district's Parent Mentor. I am a member of the district’s Special Education staff responsible for providing families of students with disabilities with additional resources, guidance and support as we navigate Solon’s Special Education system.
I am a free and confidential resource - provided to you through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education - here to help you learn to better advocate for your child, to facilitate communication between you and school personnel, and to answer any questions that may arise.
Contact Information: (440) 349-8039 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Resources - To watch OPEN programs in the video archive, head over to Solon Education TV.