The Pervasive Parenting Center recently held a contest to help local special education departments with funding.
Director Kodey Toney delivered two DVD players to help Sallisaw Schools’ special education department.
Special education teacher Connie Payne applied for a grant through the PPC. Though the committee did not select these applications for the overall prize of $200, the Pervasive Parenting Center felt it was important to help the program.
The DVD players will be used in a self-contained classroom with boys of high school age with varying developmental and instructional levels.
“The class would benefit a great deal with the addition of a portable DVD players,” said Payne. “Individuals and small groups could enjoy our educational videos on time and money management, history, social studies, and literature, as well as a large selection from the high school media center. This would be a great addition to our listening center.”
“Special education departments have been hit hard in the past few years with all the budget cuts,” said Toney. “We’re doing what we can to make sure that they have some of the little things that they cannot afford because of these cuts. This is just a small way of giving back to the community.”
The Pervasive Parenting Center is a non-profit organization that launched in January to help families in eastern Oklahoma find resources available for people in eastern Oklahoma diagnosed with autism and other disabilities.