Parent Resource Center - Special Education

Vivian Evett, Parent Resource Center Liaison
(757) 925-5785 - Phone
(757) 925-5558 - Fax

Now Located at Booker T. Washington Elementary (204 Walnut St., Suffolk), Room 305

Office Hours*: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Monday - Friday
*Appointments are necessary due to COVID-19 precautions
. If you are interested in more information or to set up an appointment, please call the number above or email vivianevett@spsk12.net.

The Parent Resource Center funded by Special Education is committed to providing assistance to parents, educators, students, grandparents, relatives and community members. Together, we help our children and youth develop and live full, productive, happy, independent lives to the maximum extent possible.

Services:

  • Parent Resource Videos
  • Parent Resource Books
  • Provide Information and Supportive Services
  • Offer Educational Opportunities and Training
  • Promote Cooperative Relationships Between School, Home and the Community
  • Distribute Monthly Newsletters/Flyers
  • Lend an Understanding Ear
  • Individual Consultation With Families
View our  Parent Resource Library to find available resources. 

Upcoming Classes & Resource Events

Suffolk Public Schools’ Special Education Parent Workshops

Suffolk Public Schools’ Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC) and the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will offer a workshop on How To Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk). In collaboration with PEATC, the PRC will host two opportunities to learn how to improve communication between parents of students receiving special education services and the school professionals who work with the students.

How To Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk):

Location: King's Fork Middle School (changed from the high school due to a scheduling conflict)

Date: October 13th

Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3utuLBc

Or

Location: King’s Fork High School

Date: October 19th

Time: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3mdDhk5

This workshop will help participants discover effective communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.

To register for a workshop, please visit the specified registration link listed above for the date you would like to attend. For more information or help with registering, contact the Special Education Parent Resource Center at (757) 925-5785 or VivianEvett@spsk12.net.

*Additional workshops are currently being planned.

Parent Video Series to Support the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home from the National Center on Education Outcomes (NCEO)

The National Center on Education Outcomes (NCEO) and the TIEs Center, both funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) have jointly published the first four videos in a series for parents of K-12 students with significant cognitive disabilities. The videos, which you will find below, address various aspects of supporting the learning of children with significant cognitive disabilities at home:

Helping Your Child with Routines at Home

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Academics

Each video focuses on three key questions: Why is it important to focus on this with my child at home? How can I do this at home? What support can I ask for from my child’s school?  These videos will help families learn ways to support the learning of their children with significant cognitive disabilities at home and have conversations with teachers to link home to school supports. Educators and other audiences will also find the videos useful as they work with parents and families.