Parent Mentors

Cindy Belleque
Northwest Illinois Regional Parent Mentor

Mt. Morris, IL 61054
Phone: (406) 529.6616
Email | Web Site

Serving Jo Davies, Stephenson, Boone, Winnebago, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb,
Whiteside and Lee counties


Cindy is the mother of 4 children, one who was diagnosed with autism in 1993. She has always had her kids in public school and has been through the IEP process from preschool to Adult Services including guardianship. She worked in an integrated preschool as a paraprofessional for 5 years and is working on her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with families, taught workshops on parenting, autism, social competence and many others.

Cindy has a desire to see parents and schools partner together to provide the best educational experience for kids with special needs. She loves to find creative ways to meet the needs of kids, parents and school staff.

Tri County Special Education has received grant funding from the Illinois State Board of Education to fund this position.


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All trainings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact me above.


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