Vision:

To create a collaborative environment that encourages all learners to effectively attain their full potential.

Mission:

 To provide a quality education for all learners regardless of age, cognitive, or physical abilities; to help all learners reach their highest possible functioning levels.


 

Email:Schona.Jones@cobbk12.org


 

CCSD Family Resources
Cobb County School District has an electronic resource database with close to 1,000 agencies and resources available to school staff, parents and the community at large instantly. The database has a Cobb County focus but it does list out-of-district resources. www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

Georgia Chapter of Autism Society of America
An affiliate of the Autism Society of America, this organization is a leading voice and resource of the Georgia Autism Community in education, advocacy, services, information and referral, and support. www.autismsocietyga.org

Organization for Autism Research
Organization for Autism Research provides informational books in English & Spanish that can be ordered free of charge or downloaded. Their guide to transition can be applied to any disability. www.researchautism.org/resources/reading/index.asp

Parent to Parent of Georgia
Parent to Parent of Georgia offers services to families with disabilities or special healthcare needs. www.p2pga.org/

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Special needs planning resources: 
www.kidshealth.org/en/parents/needs-planning.html

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine “Planning for your Disabled Child”
www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/08/disabled.html?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7

 

MEDICAL EXPENSE ASSISTANCE
Champions for Children provides support services for Georgia’s medically fragile and special needs children and their families who do not qualify for TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid Program. www.championsforchildrenga.org/

 

Cobb Special Education Parent Mentors Website

http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tlsss/special-education-2/se-parentmentors-2/

Greeting Families-

 

We still have 5 weeks to collect responses for the 2019 Parent Survey. We have roughly 15,000 students with disabilities in Cobb county School District. Out of this 15,000 to date we have only had 1030 parent survey’s completed. It’s not a lot, but it is more than in past years. 2018 we only had 946 parent survey’s completed and in 2017 we only had 452 parent survey’s completed.   We would like one more BIG push to increase the participation number and get your valuable feedback.

 

Data to consider:

2019 –7.0% of families have completed the parent survey year to date

2018 –6.5% of families completed the parent survey

2017 –3.0% of families completed the parent survey

 

We would like to encourage you as our parent voices to take a moment to complete the 2019 Parent Survey.  Studies show that children with parents who take an active role in their education do better both academically and socially than their peers. One of the best ways to get parents to engage with education is through surveys that capture their feedback. This feedback not only helps parents contribute positively to their children’s learning experience, but it also can be an indicator of a school’s overall success. By sharing their opinions, parents provide useful insights that may otherwise go unnoticed. Asking parents’ views on school issues also improves communication that can benefit your school in many ways. For example, parents who provide regular feedback are also more likely to understand and support any unique approaches to education or problem solving. Surveys can help your staff assess needs, wants, and overall satisfaction from both parents and students. Surveys also shed light on any expectations a parent might have for their child’s learning experience. Using surveys, you will be able to determine in advance which policies and decisions parents will not support, saving you time and energy down the road. Parents are also able to stay informed of changes that may affect them. In essence, surveys are a window into the attitudes and behaviors of the families of your school. The more information you have to work with, the better you can implement strategies to help them achieve a better educational experience.

All of these things will help us not only gather data to improve your programs and policies, but build a foundation for trust with parents and students alike.

www.parentmentors.org

www.gadoe.org/Parent-Survey  

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Survey.aspx