The Pervasive Parenting Center has used the funding already raised to help with many different trainings, conferences and events. We have also been working with state and community organizations to bring new supports to the area.
We have been working with the Oklahoma Family Network and Sooner Success to bring conferences to the area including Joining Forces conferences in both Poteau and Sallisaw, and plan to hold one in Stigler soon.
We have worked with the Oklahoma Parents Center to hold IEP trainings in Poteau and Stigler, and are planning one in Sallisaw.
We just signed the contract to start a SibShop in the area to help siblings of children with disabilities. PPC members will travel to Oklahoma City for the training, and begin the meetings in the fall.
We have partnered with NAMI Oklahoma and Systems of Care in Poteau to form a NAMI chapter in eastern Oklahoma.
We held the Autism Awareness Walk in Pocola in April. More than 100 people attended the event to raise awareness in eastern Oklahoma.
This is in addition to training and IEP advocacy throughout the area.
PPC would like to say thank you to those who donated so that we could help families in the area. We are working to use the money to best serve our region. If you would like to donate to help those with disabilities in eastern Oklahoma it would be greatly appreciated.