The Special Education Resource Grants Program has brought numerous benefits, resulting in resources to teachers to maximize the skills of their students – teaching them to read, write and even speak, for the first time. It has helped fund opportunities to develop self-help skills and maximize students’ ability to be independent, sensory tools that serve as a calming influence to get students ready to learn, field trips, enriching the lives of students and providing them with new experiences and concepts, assessment tools so teachers can better understand a child’s issues and then formulate an education plan and improved teaching, not only in providing teachers with resources to meet the needs of the children but in boosting teacher’s morale.
Any public school teacher or public school therapist serving special needs children (moderate to severe disabilities), pre-K through 12, in the Alameda and Contra Costa County public school systems is eligible to apply.
A maximum of two grants will be awarded to a school.
Grants of up to $500 are available to public school teachers and therapists to serve special education students pre-K through 12. Requests can be for classroom supplies and resources, therapists’ pull-out sessions, educational field trips, or professional development. Examples: sensory integration resources, developmental toys, speech and language materials, oral motor kits, independent living skills field trip, math manipulatives, resource books.
Fax in your request in to (510) 645-1892 as soon as it is ready. If approved, funds will immediately be disbursed.
We’ve made it easy! Simply fax in a description of your idea on school letterhead, including the following information:
For questions, please contact us at (510) 645-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is made possible with funding by the Thomas J. Long Foundation.
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– Sonia Thacher, BrookfieldElementary School, Oakland,California