Special Programs Office

281-229-6020

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All About the ARD Committee Process

What is the ARD process?

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. 

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Parent Resources:

Parent's Guide to ARD process

Link to ARDC Agenda Coming Soon!

Who is my child's ARD Committee Facilitator?

 

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.

RDCF

Location (s)

Samaria Epps

281-229-6244

CRES | BCES

Jennifer Groves

281-229-6256

JSES | BCES

Jessica Haygood

281-229-7168

MJHS | HRES

Jennifer Jones

281-229-7428

KELE | DMS

Carol Krysher

281-229-6631

SLES | BMS

Cristina Meder

281-229-7866

DHS

Trish Newby

281-309-3733

KJHS | HRES

Cierra Newell

281-229-6595

DHS

Shannah Sauers

281-229-7691

Lobit Village

Mike Tullos

281-229-6505

DHS

Gary Willingham

409-770-5971

Alternative Campuses


ARDCF Clerk

Location (s)

Adrienne Bliss

409-770-5958

Alternative Campuses

Juanita Garcia

281-229-7225

MJHS | KJHS | HRES

Delia Maldonado

281-229-7769

BMS | SLES | KELE

Maureen Moore

281-229-6954

DMS | Lobit

Jessica Morena

281-229-6454

DHS

Ana Templos

281-229-6167

BCES | CRES | JSES


To Request Special Education Records:

  1. Email or call the student's most recent campus ARDCF Clerk to request records.
  2. Email request to Special Programs or
  3. Call 281-229-6020

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.

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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

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Navigating the world of special education can sometimes be a confusing and emotional process, especially for the first time, or if you have any anxiety associated with the process, or, if you just need an extra set of ears.  Dickinson ISD believes in a fully collaborative ARD committee meeting process and we welcome you to bring a friend, family member, or professional advocate with you to your child's ARD committee meeting.  For your reference, we have included information on three advocates who have knowledge of the DISD Special Education program.

Pat Freeze

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. 

 

Katherine Sanger

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.

Jeanna TenBrink

 

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