PPC Donates to Fanshawe Special Education

Friday, 27 August 2021 22:22

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Kodey Toney (left), presents Wes McGowen, Fanshsawe Superintendent, with a check for $200. The center offers classroom grants to local schools to help with special education. Kodey Toney (left), presents Wes McGowen, Fanshsawe Superintendent, with a check for $200. The center offers classroom grants to local schools to help with special education.

 

The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) recently donated $200 to help with assistive technology for Fanshawe Schools. The funding came from a classroom grant sponsored by the center to help with supplies for special education.

Fanshawe Superintendent Wes McGowan, said the school will use the funds to purchase materials for a sensory room being constructed to help students with disabilities.

As funds are available, school districts in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Latimer, and Haskell Counties can apply for classroom grants to assist with purchasing supplies for their special education classrooms. To date, the center has donated more than $3,600 in grant funds throughout eastern Oklahoma.

The schools must explain in less than 200 words what the grant would be used for and why they are necessary. A committee, made up of PPC boardmembers, approves the awards based on need.

“We understand that budgets are tight in schools,” said Kodey Toney, director of the Pervasive Parenting Center. “This is especially true in the special education departments. We feel this is a little way of giving back to the community and helping the children in our local schools. We’re here to help families, schools, and especially the students.”

The Pervasive Parenting Center is a non-profit organization that launched in January 2014 to help families in eastern Oklahoma find resources available for people in eastern Oklahoma diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. They are partially funded by a grant from the U. S.Department of Education, but the funding for the classroom grants come from donations and fundraisers. If you have any questions contact Kodey Toney 918-647-1255 or ktoney@pervasiveparentingcenter.org. Visit the website at www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org.

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