SPED PAC Newsletter

Parent Information and Supports For the Summer

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

To support students with special needs and their families to successfully navigate the support services offered by Knox County Schools and the surrounding community.

Click to learn more at our Web Page

KCS Summer@Home Resources

This guide includes:

Academic Resources (Wilson and Scholastic Reading and Math Activities and support packets)

Educational Links (Audible stories - no credit card logins, TN STEM weekly activities, Mystery Science, and Art Innovation)

Every Day Learning (A Parent's Guide to Success for K through High School, Everyday activities that count as learning, and free education resources for learning at home)

Download KSC Summer@Home and Related Service Activities Below

Everyone is Talking about 1:1 Tell Me More . . .

In order to prepare for the future where off-site instruction for students may be needed, Knox County Schools is proposing a plan to provide a device for every student, grades K-12, beginning in the 2020- 2021 school year. While the district has some student Chromebooks that have been purchased by schools and departments over the years, only 6,000 of these units will be under support by the end of the 2020-21 school year. Schools will be able to continue to utilize those units for on-site work, but the district strongly believes it is imperative that a device is supplied for all students for home use. These would be replaced on a 5-year cycle.

There will be opportunities to make individual decisions about devices for our students with students based on need.

Click on the link below for more information and answers to common questions.

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Meals Distribution will continue through CAC

Knox County CAC will continue distributing meals on

Mondays and Wednesdays, May 27-June 30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Locations Include:

  • Cal Johnson Rec Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive
  • Cecil Webb Rec Center, 923 Baker Avenue
  • Christenberry Rec Center, 931 Oglewood Avenue
  • Cumberland Estates Rec Center, 4529 Silverhill Drive
  • Deane Hill Rec Center, 7414 Deane Hill Drive
  • EV Davidson Rec Center, 3124 Wilson Avenue
  • Inskip Recreation Center, 301 West Inskip Drive
  • Larry Cox Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail
  • Lonsdale Rec Center, 2700 Gloria Garner Street
  • Milton Roberts Rec Center, 5900 Asheville Highway
  • Montgomery Village Baptist Center, 4601 Joe Lewis Road
  • North Ridge Head Start, 1008 Breda Drive
  • Richard Leake Rec Center, 3511 Alice Bell Road
  • Skatetown Rink, 5713 North Broadway
  • South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike
  • Transformation Church, 340 Park Village Road
  • Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road
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Educational Apps for Young Children (Pacer Center)

Monday, June 22nd, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Apps have become a large part of learning. During this presentation, we will introduce you to a variety of apps appropriate for early childhood-aged children with disabilities

Click here to Register

Educational Apps for Young Children

Additional Activities for Summer Fun and Learning

10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism (Preschool, Elementary)
Craft activities you can do at home

10 Hobbies and Activities to Enjoy With Your Autistic Child (Elementary, Middle & High School)

Recreation activities you can do at home or outside

21 Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism (Preschool, Elementary)
Parent training course in applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques

Activities for Autistic Adults (Adults)
Activity ideas for adults with autism

Alternative learning tools (Elementary)
Tools for making a home schedule and choosing at-home activities

Calming routine (Children and Adults)
Visual aid for calming down

Fabulous and Free Autism Resources for Parents (Preschool, Elementary)
Activities you print and do at home

How to Create a Sensory Room for Your Autistic Child (Children and Adults)
Instructions for making a sensory room in your home

Kids Activities (the Autism Page blog) (Preschool)
Activities you can do at home with kids

Education and Home School

Accessibyte online teaching tools for children who are blind, Deaf, visually impaired, or have reading difficulties (All school ages)
Free for 45 days

Adapt to Home School (Stages Learning Materials) (Elementary)

Distance Learning: 8 Tips to Get Your Child Ready to Learn at Home (All school ages)

How to Help Your Special Needs Child Get the Most Out of Home School During Coronavirus Isolation (All school ages)

Learning at Home: Sample Schedule & Resources for Elementary School Students with ADHD (Elementary)

Support for Parents

Mindfulness sessions
Online guided meditation sessions

More Summer activities

A full menu of fun and educational art activities will be available in July on the KMA’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/KnoxvilleMuseumOfArt, or check https://knoxart.org/ for updates. Online art activities will be available for no charge.

Free coloring pages