PPC Donates To Special Education Classrooms

Terry Yarbery, right, presents Ashley Brant of Sallisaw Schools with a check for their sensory room.

The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) recently donated $600 to help three local schools. The funding will be used to help special education students in Sallisaw, Moffett, and Poteau Schools. The funds are part of an ongoing classroom grant program offered by the non-profit.

Ashley Brant, special education teacher at Sallisaw Schools, requested funds to help further develop a sensory room. The room is used to help students in the middle school with sensory issues have a safe place to calm down.

Kim Seaton, special education teacher at Moffett schools, received assistive technology for the special education department. Included in the request are noise-canceling headphones, ear buds, wireless mice, and mouse pads. These items will help with testing and day-to-day instruction for children in special education.

Tanna Weaver, special education teacher at Poteau, requested $200 to help with supplies in her classroom. Funds will be used to help supply their life skills classroom at the high school.

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 $2,600 in grant funds throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Each school had to explain in less than 200 words what the grant would be used for and why they were necessary. A committee, made up of PPC board members, approve 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 @ 918-658-5076 or ktoney@pervasiveparentingcenter.org.  Visit the website at www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org.

The Pervasive Parenting Center is offering a grant of up to $200 to local special education departments that can provide us with the best use of the funds. This will be for schools in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Latimer, and Haskell Counties. The applications are accepted throughout the school year and are awarded based by the board following their next meeting and pending funding.
For a copy of the application click here. 

Kim Seaton of Moffett with the assistive technology purchased by Pervasive Parenting Center.

Terry Yarbery, right, presents Tanna Weaver of Poteau a check for their life skills classroom.

Classroom Grant

 Community Parent Resource Center