City and school officials have begun to hash out plans to produce public service announcements that would be helpful to families of people with special needs. The commercials would be broadcast on Channel 26.
Joan Feller, a Tracy Unified Schools District board member, said the spots will “tackle topics from preschool age through adulthood,” since parents and siblings of children with special needs face steep and constant learning curves.
Feller, who grew up with a disabled sibling and has raised children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy, said, “our real goal is to put local faces to this issue.”
Delta Charter School video production teacher John Lautenslager, who runs his own small production company, said he expects to help the district-led group produce three-minute public service announcements on subjects ranging from spina bifada to special athletics.
“Depending on how it is received by the public who watches Channel 26,” Lautenslager said, “there may be longer programs that come out of each one of those little PSAs.”
The first broadcasts are expected to be aired next year.