Cobb County Safety Village partners with CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors to deliver strategies to keep children with disabilities safe at home and in the community.
Safety – around water, in the car and at home — for students in special education was the topic of the evening at the October parent event hosted by the CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors at the Cobb County Safety Village.
The third annual “Safety First: Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe at Home and in the Community” provided specialized instruction to parents, who heard from Cobb Fire and Police Educators, Cobb Aquatics, and SafeKids Cobb County. A highlight of the event was the tour of Sparky’s House and the discussion of fire safety practices.
Parents also learned about what their students experience during their second and fourth grade field trips to the Safety Village. They were assured that the instructors had received training from CCSD personnel on accommodating students’ learning styles prior to the student trips; it was also comforting for parents to learn that their students would be provided a variety of adaptive supports to aid in their learning during their visits.
Coming in November will be two more parent workshops: “Questions & Answers with Special Education Leadership” on the morning of Wednesday, November 13, and “Instructional Strategies” on the evening of Monday, November 18. Please be on the lookout for email blasts that will provide you with additional details and a link to register your attendance.
Morning and evening workshops are offered by the CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors on a monthly basis. Additionally, two special events are planned: the January Community Connections Resource Fair and the March Evening of Inspiration. As always, parents can reach out to the parent mentors for guidance and resources at any time by dialing 770-529-0046.
Stacy Greene and Antoinette Nichols
Special Education Parent Mentors