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The ARD is the Admission, Review and Dismissal Meeting held for students who are being considered for eligibility as a student with an identified disability who also needs specialized education. Every year, an annual ARD is held to discuss the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) and plan for educational and related services.
Link to ARDC Agenda Coming Soon!
Dickinson ISD utilizes an ARD facilitation model where a specially trained, experienced, special education teacher organizes the ARD process in order to allow teachers to focus on instruction. The ARDC facilitator or clerk schedules and organizes the paperwork submitted by the students' teachers and special education providers.
CRES | BCES
Jennifer Groves (LEAD)
JSES | BCES
MJHS | HRES
KELE | DMS
SLES | BMS
KJHS | HRES
MJHS | KJHS | HRES
BMS | SLES | KELE
DMS | Lobit
BCES | CRES | JSES
There is a lot of paperwork in special education, and Dickinson ISD uses an online program called Frontline to manage the Special Education, Section 504, RTI and LPAC paperwork.
You must provide an email address to your ARDCF in order to receive your child's paperwork via the Frontline system. The advantage to using the online system is your ability to access your child's records immediately.
Frontline IEP Log In
information coming soon!
Pat is a graduate of the William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy training and regularly attends the annual training conference of the Council of Parents, Attorneys & Advocates (COPAA). Pat makes sure she completely understands your child’s disability and how it affects them in the educational setting. She goes by the rules in an ARD/IEP meeting and holds the District committee members to a high standard, requiring them to provide meaningful Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFPs) that address your child’s strengths and weaknesses and create goals based on areas of need.
Kate is a graduate of the Texas Partners in Policymaking program, which is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with developmental disabilities (DD). She is experienced with advocacy, communication, ARD meetings and IEP reviews. Kate has a son who has been in the DISD Special Education program for 15 years and has experiencing navigating the DISD process. Kate is the leader for the DISD Parent Support Group and she also serves as the Co-Chair for the Dickinson ISD Parent Advisory Committee. Kate attends (and offers) many training sessions and seminars.
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