Parent Mentors

Susan Hans
Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)
760 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park, IL 60035-3899
Phone: (847) 831.5100 x228
Fax: (847) 831.5108
Email | Web Site


Susan has a 7 year old daughter with Down Syndrome, a 12 year old son with an Individual Education Program (IEP) for auditory processing disorder, and older children who also had IEPs.

Mentor Trainings

All trainings are free and open to the public, but registration
is required.

For 2011/2012 dates/topics and registration information, click flyer.

NSSED sponsors a Monday Morning Series. Click flyer for
dates, locations and topics.

Click 2012 Kinnett Scholarships for College and Further Education information.

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ESEA/NCLB Conference Chicago

February 2014

Parent Leadership Concurrent Session presentation & handouts


Partnership Exploration Webinar

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Indicator 8 Parent Webinar Series :


Parent Guide - Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois available here.

Illinois Student Record Keeper available here

Common Core Standards links under Resources Page. Click here to go directly to Common Core Resources.

District Special Education Profile Link available here

School, District, and State Report Card Link available here