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Parent University

Last Updated: 3/29/2021 12:25 PM

Parent University                   REGISTER HERE FOR LIVE SESSION


What is Parent University?

Why be involved? Research shows that family engagement is one of the most powerful predictors of children development, educational attainment and success in school and life. Families who are engaged in their children's learning have the opportunity to strengthen home-school partnerships to support the whole child.

Parent University is a series of educational opportunities that will be provided by the Cherokee County School District Department of Special Education throughout the school year free of charge to all participants. Information about helping students with disabilities succeed academically and socially will be provided by the CCSD staff, community professionals, and invited speakers. Parent University is designed for private school teachers, parents who are homeschooling their children, and parents of students with disabilities; however, anyone is welcome to attend.  Parent University strives to empower families to raise children to be safe and successful in school and in life. 

Parent University presentations will consist of various separate sessions/topics.  Each presentation will be done via Teams.  Please be sure to register above to attend live each session.  You will receive a link via your email.  If you are unable to attend any session, please be sure to register on the link above to receive a recording of the sessions you missed. These presentations will be followed up by a Q&A via Teams, to answer any questions you may have after attending/listening to the sessions.  



Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM    


Q&A presentation: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00PM - 6:30PM


Parent University's March 1st Sessions' Links below:

Parent University Canvas Support for Parents - by Joy Silk

Parent University Specialized Instruction for Struggling Learners in Reading and Writing - by Dr. Jennifer Reynolds

Teaching Appropriate Social Communication in the Community - by Dr. Patti Howard

Cherokee County Special Olympics by Amy Aenchbacher and Dave Martinez

Supporting Students of Cognitive Disabilities at Home - by Andrew McEntyre

Parent University's December 1st Sessions' Links below:

OT/PT Strategies for School Success

Digging into Dyslexia

Social Emotional Learning

GVRA (Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency)

KSU Academy

Financial Planning for Families

Parent University's October 8th Sessions' Links below: 

Assistive Technology Tools for PreK through HS Students 

Behavior Strategies during Digital Learning from PreK through HS Students

Vocational Rehabilitation


VIRTUAL - Coffee Chat   Pt. 2:   April 22, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:30 am

Cherokee County School District, Parent Mentor, Jo Ellen Hancock will give resources and other vital steps toward successful post-secondary transition.   

This training is for parents of middle school and high school aged students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities whose children will typically be attending Customized Supported Employment,  

Day Habilitation Programs, Supported Employment and/or Post-Secondary Inclusive Programs.