The MENTOR Network

Advocacy Spotlight

Around the country, Network employees, individuals served and Mentors are working to educate policymakers about the importance of the community-based services being provided in their home communities. Whether they are bringing hundreds of individuals to the state house for an advocacy day, setting up one-on-one meetings with key legislators, or hosting informational briefings for decision makers, The Network’s state operations are continually working to ensure that the voices and stories of the people we serve are being heard.

Ohio MENTOR Executive Director Chip Bonsutto Appointed to Statewide Foster Care Advisory Council

Chip Bonsutto, Executive Director of Ohio MENTOR, has been appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to the Children Services Transformation Advisory Council.

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Gov. Kasich Appoints REM Ohio Executive Director Jo Spargo as Chair of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Jo Spargo, Executive Director of REM Ohio, as the new chairperson of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Iowa State Representative Ashley Hinson Visits REM Iowa Day Programs

REM Iowa recently welcomed state Representative Ashley Hinson of Iowa’s 67th House District to two of its Day Programs in Hiawatha. Rep. Hinson met with staff to learn about REM Iowa’s services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and honored individuals and staff present with violin performances.

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Brain Injury Advocates Testify in Support of Cognitive Rehabilitation Coverage

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) and other advocates came together at the Massachusetts State House in November in support of S.485/H.843 An Act Relative to Cognitive Rehabilitation.

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The MENTOR Network Joins Forces to Advocate for Youth At-Risk

The MENTOR Network recently joined hundreds of state and national organizations in support of two policy issues that could have a positive impact on youth at-risk and the services that we provide.

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