Come support our Special Olympics Athletes compete in a basketball skills competition on February 15, 2017 at the High School Gym from 9:30-11:30. Over 100 athletes from five schools (Crandall, Wills Point, Kaufman, Scurry-Rosser, and Sunnyvale) will attend and compete.
Please support the PTA in their efforts to support Special Education by purchasing a Special Olympics shirt. We are so excited to partner with PTA in providing spirit wear for our Raiders! In addition, they have spirit wear for all three campuses and school supplies are now on sale. Please see the attached flyer.
This website is a great tool with "real life" examples to use with middle school students (or any student for that matter) which is tied to the endorsement clusters, so it could help them choose or reinforce their path! Check it out!
The Special Olympics Basketball Skills Competition on February 11, 2016 at Scurry Rosser was a success!! The kids did great. Thank you to the parents, teachers, students, and volunteers that made this event possible. Thank you to the Sunnyvale PTA for donating the t-shirts!
Upcoming event: Special Olympics Basketball Competition- Please see link below.
If you know of an adult with special needs and they are interested in participaing in Special Olympics, please see the postcard and interest survey link below:
April is Autism Awareness month, and the students, staff, and parents have done a great job of showing their support by wearing their Autism Awareness shirts.
Although we got rained out at the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on April 28, 2015 in Crandall ISD, the Sunnyvale students remained positive and we had a great time playing games in the gym. Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, staff, and PALS volunteers for their support and help.
We had a wonderful time at the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on April 8, 2015 in Terrell ISD. All of the students did great! Thank you to the parents, teachers, staff, and PALS volunteers for their support and help.
Congratulations to Austin Payne, Alex Medina, and Spenser Adams for winning the Autism T-Shirt Design Contest!!! They received a free t-shirt, certificate and a $25 iTunes gift card. Thank you for your support and awareness of students with Autism.
Autism Awareness is coming up and we would like to give our middle school and high school students the opportunity to design a t-shirt. Please see the flyer above for more details.
What does Autism mean to teenagers? Watch the video below to get an idea.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, our students experienced Santa in a relaxed environment that was not too overwhelming and enjoyable for everyone!! The kids had a great time eating donuts, making crafts, getting their face painted, and talking with Santa. Thank you again.
Living the Dream Expo is an opportunity for parents, educators, and key stakeholders to gain important information about agencies, extra-curricular activities, and options for special needs children. Thank you to everyone that participated and organized such a beneficial event on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
We had a great time at the Frisco RoughRiders Game on May 22. It was a beautiful sunny day and the kids really enjoyed watching the baseball game.
We had a great time at the Forney Special Olympics on May 12. All of the students did great!! We could not have had such a successful event without the gracious help from the teachers, parents, and volunteer students. Thank you.
Student w/ Autism creates short film showing housing needs for disabled
Dallas, Texas – Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH)announces an animated short film called “Where Will I Live Without You”. The film depicts a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who experiences finding a home with support services and realizes there are many people like him who need this type of housing.
“Where Will I Live Without You” was conceived, designed and produced by Cesar Jimenez. Cesar is a senior at Jack E. Singley Academy, a career-oriented public high school in Irving, Texas. He has won many awards for his videos and art work.
When asked why he worked on this film, Cesar said, “I decided to create this short film for CPSH because I wanted to help spread the awareness of the need for more housing for people with disabilities.”
Despite Cesar’s disability, he is using his talents to get a head start on his career. This short film is his interpretation of the mission ofCommunity for Permanent Supported Housing.
Music and sound for this short film were produced by Susan Hersey, with SH Productions.
“The lack of enriched housing for adults living with intellectual/developmental disabilities is an emerging social issue in the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” said Robin LeoGrande, Co-Founder andPresident of CPSH. “Because there isn’t enough housing, many parents are unable to plan sufficiently for the living environments of their children when they no longer able to care for them. Adults living with disabilities have been raised by their parents – their primary caregivers – in our communities and educated in our schools. The communities are unaware of the need for this housing as people with disabilities age. The lack of housing is an issue that affects everyone. If there is no housing available, these adults will become homeless; requiring community emergency services which are much more expensive than proactively creating housing.”
CPSH is pleased to present this social issue as interpreted by CesarJimenez and at the same time show that Cesar’s talents as an artist have no boundaries. He is more than his disabilities.
CPSH also appreciates the expertise of Susan Hersey in contributing the music and sound for this short film, further adding emotion to the visual experience.
Please share the link to this short film through your social media. Let the world know about the need for housing.
To find out more about how businesses, social organizations, and religious organizations can participate in addressing this issue, please contact CPSH at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH)
CPSH creates collaborations among community partners to provide enriched housing options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Texas, regardless of IQ. http://www.txcpsh.org http://www.facebook.com/txcpsh