Participants needed for The Family Mentor Program

Help influence the social work professionals of tomorrow through this fantastic Family Mentoring opportunity!! This is your chance to “educate the next generation of leaders who will support people with disabilities
and their families in living more productive, fuller lives.” Dr. Daniel Crimmins, PhD, Director – Center for Leadership in Disability, GSU

FAMILY MENTOR REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for families who are willing to share their story and family experience of having a young child with a developmental disability with a master level students in the social work
program (MSW) at Emory University.

TIME OBLIGATION: The Family Mentor would be asked to meet with their assigned Emory MSW student for a minimum of 3 visits at 1-3 hours/visit.

Where and When: The Family Mentor has total control over the time and location! The Emory MSW students understand your busy schedule and will contact their assigned Family Mentor to schedule the meetings at a time and
location for your family’s convenience.

DATES FOR VISITS: The Emory MSW students are required to meet with their assigned Family Mentor a minimum of 3 visits between the dates of 1/17/2017 – 4/18/2017.

STIPEND: The Family Mentor will receive a stipend of $100/family.

If interested, please send the following information to Stacey Ramirez at :

1. Personal Information:

Family Mentor Name:


Best way for the MSW student to contact family: (phone, email, or both)

Child’s name, age, diagnosis:

2. A complete and signed W-9 so The Family Mentor can be paid by Georgia State University. (see W-9 form attached)

Please forward to anyone in the Emory area you think would make a great Family Mentor!

For additional information feel free to contact Stacey Ramirez, Family Faculty – GaLEND, Center for Leadership in Disability (email is best) 678-313-3177

Stacey Ramirez |
State Director | The Arc Georgia
PO Box 91051, Atlanta, GA 30364
T 470-222-6088| F 844.228.0521

The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.

Jackie McNair
Parent Mentor, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Department of Special Ed
437 Old Peachtree Rd, NW
Suwanee, GA 30024-2978
Office (678) 301-7149 Fax (678) 301-7222

The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to families who have children with special needs. The information provided is for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of
professionals. It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Family Mentor W-9 Form