PARENT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

The Parent-School Partnership program is designed to assist families with students with autism spectrum disorders to reach their functional and academic potential in the educational system. Families will be connected with a Parent Mentor in their area who is a parent of an individual with ASD. The program strives to build collaboration between parents and schools – recognizing that both are essential partners in the education of students with ASD.

Parent-School
Partnership Objectives

  • To facilitate partnerships between the parents of students with autism and school personnel
  • To strengthen mutual respect and understanding between parents and school personnel
  • To assist parents and schools in guiding each student with ASD towards knowledge and independence

Support for Schools

  • Encourages collaboration and teamwork between schools and families
  • Acts as a resource for schools on issues relating to autism spectrum disorders
  • Provides information to schools
  • Schools and districts may refer families to the PSP program
  • Helps schools to involve parents in the education process

Support for Families

  • Helps families establish positive working relationships with school personnel
  • Provides families with information and resources about autism
  • Helps families understand special educational rights and responsibilities
  • Provides support in connecting with other agencies
  • Encourages parents to be active participants in their child’s education

Parent Mentors

 

AJ Dearybury

Parent School Partnership (PSP) Coordinator
864-757-1596: Greenville, McCormick, SCSDB

Chantelle Paxton

864-607-7623: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Pickens, Oconee

Dandrea Woolridge

843-762-2713: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg 3 and 4

Kim McHugh

803-333-0343: Darlington, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington 1 & 2, Orangeburg 5, Richland/Lexington 5, Richland 1 & 2, Sumter, DOD

Chris Sullivan

843-234-0755: Clarendon, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg

Kay Lutz

347-385-6225: Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, York

Leann Corbin

864-395-4295: Spartanburg, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, Cherokee

Melissa Weathersby

803-269-4061: Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Lexington 1, 2, 3 & 4, Newberry, Richland/Lexington 5, Saluda

For more information, please contact us at 803-750-6988 or 800-438-4790 or via our online contact form.

Building Connections

 

We are actively building connections with businesses, schools, government and churches to provide resources to families in need across South Carolina. If you need help in your home or would like to help, please contact us! We cannot wait to hear from you!