Shelby County Special Education Teachers and Raineswood Residential Training Center

Memphis, TN, January 21, 2015 – Open Arms Care invited to speak with Special Education teachers.

Vicki Cox Shelby County Special Education Teachers Vicki Cox, Executive Director, Memphis city operations, met with the Special Education teachers of the Shelby County School District to discuss options available when a child “ages out” of school.

Cox provided information regarding the services of Open Arms Care, as well as stressing the need for awareness regarding community services available. A majority of parents are unaware of local services based in their community that can assist with options.


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Memphis Raineswood Residential Training Center


In addition, Assistant Program Manager Shanitra Meadows and Public Relations Coordinator, Angelika Taylor presented options for assistance to the parents and students of Raineswood Residential Training Center.

Raineswood provides behavioral supports and services for students with severe behavioral and communication disorders whose disability manifestations require 24 hour intervention and monitoring via residential services.

While residing at Raineswood, students are transported to classes at their assigned Shelby County School location on district bus transportation.  After school activities are varied and age appropriate with emphasis on corrective behavior strategies under close supervision of trained, professional staff.  Students also go out into the community regularly in order to continue the process of generalizing expected behaviors across a variety of settings.

The Center is operated by Shelby County Schools, and there is no fee for services for students within the district.

About Open Arms Care Corporation

Open Arms Care Corporation is a non-profit agency providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Tennessee. Consisting of 32 group homes spread across the Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville areas, more than 800 employees support a 24/7 continuum of care for clients. For further information regarding Open Arms Care Corporation, visit the Company’s website at 615-254-4006.