Grant Elementary School



Parent Learning Resource Network

Grant Elementary Parent Learning Resources Network

What is the Grant Elementary School Parent Learning Resource Network?

We are a group of Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and therapeutic specialists, committed to the educational and social development of children with special needs and learning differences at Grant Elementary School.

What is our purpose?
To support children, families, and educators of children with special needs and learning differences at Grant Elementary School by encouraging community involvement, providing educational resources and creating opportunities for collaborative learning and play.

What are our core values?
Respect, Inclusion, Collaboration, Compassion, Involvement, Courage, Hospitality

Who does the Grant PLRN serve?
The entire Grant community! Everyone is welcome to participate in PLRN.

PLRN Contacts

Co-Chairs
Kim Moran  kimcalifornia@gmail.com
James Wilson  jwilson@beitler.com

Secretary
Lynda Metzger  lynniemetz@hotmail.com

Grant Administrators
Principal, Alan Friedenberg  afriedenberg@smmusd.org
Vice Principal, Martha Monahan  monahan@smmusd.org

Grant PTA President
Monicka Guevara  monickaguevara@yahoo.com

Evening meetings are held in the library. Morning meetings are generally held in the auditorium.

FREE CHILDCARE is always offered with advanced notice. Please contact any of the PLRN officers to request childcare.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

(Please let us know about any problems with the sites listed below; or if you know of a site we should feature.)

Special Ed Services/ Evaluation
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District  http://smmusd.org/special_education/

West Side Regional Center - offers assessment, case management and support to persons with developmental disabilities.  http://www.westsiderc.org/

US Department of Education (ED) - http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) - http://www.taskca.org/

Autism/Asperger Syndrome
OASIS - Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/

Autism Speaks  http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Attention Deficit Disorder
National Institute of Mental Health - What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml

Gifted
Davidson Institute for Talent Development http://www.davidsongifted.org/

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page  http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Learning Disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Association of California  http://www.ldaca.org/default.html

Deaf/ Blind
National Center on Deafness  http://www.csun.edu/ncod/

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders  http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

American Foundation for the Blind  http://www.afb.org

Developmental Delay
What is developmental delay?  http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/devdel.htm

Mental Retardation
The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/children_who_are_mentally_retarded

Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)  http://www.ucp.org/

Down Syndrome
National Down Syndrome Society  http://www.ndss.org/



Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District