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Access to the General Curriculum
Adaptive Physical Education
ARD meeting notice (5 days notice)
Assessment for ADHD
Assessment of AI Auditory Impairment
Assessment of DB Deaf Blind
Assessment for Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Assessment for Emotional Disturbance
Assessment of Intellectual Disabilities
Assessment for Other Health Impairment
Assessment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Assessment of Speech and Language
Assessment of Visual Impairment
Behavior Intervention Plans
Child Find/ Identification
Commensurate School Day
Community Based Instruction
Counseling and Psychological Services
Documentation for Special Education
Dyslexia Instruction within Special Education
Electronic Red Folder
Facilitated ARD Request / Process
Full and Individual Initial Evaluation
Glossary of Terms
Homeless - McKinney Vento Act
IEP Access and Implementation
In-Home and Community-Based Training
INTERNAL Gator Stations
INTERNAL SHARS procedures
Mainstream (In-Class Support Services)
Orientation and Mobility Services
Parent request for a special education evaluation
Prior Written Notice
Referral Process and Initial Evaluations
Specially Designed Instruction Overview of Least Restrictive Environment (Laurie and Lauren)
SPP Indicator 11: Child Find
SPP Indicator 13: Postsecondary Goals/Transition
During 2019-2020 school year, the Dickinson ISD Special Programs Leadership team will be building out this site which will contain the DISD Special Education Operating Guidelines.
It is organized alphabetically by topic. Each PAGE begins with the Framework which will include relevant federal and state law.
P - Procedures - how we do it
A - Accountability - who is responsible
G - Guidance - guidance / reference documents
E - Expectations - timelines, clarity (keep it simple)
It will be amended and updated frequently to reflect changes in local, state, federal policies, board policies and administrative practices and procedures regarding students with disabilities. The special education team is available for further clarification and assistance.
Laurie G. Rodriguez Executive Director of Special
Maggie Burk Coordinator of Evaluation and
Kimberly Davidson Coordinator of Special Programs
Instruction and Compliance
The DISD Special Education Department exists to provide leadership and service to equip campuses with the knowledge and services to meet the district mission to have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives.
The department believes in the power and importance of collaboration with campus staff, parents and students, advocates and other service organizations in order to provide a loving and structured educational environment based on federal, state and local guidelines for all our students who have special needs.
To be recognized as a Special Education department that is constantly focused on a growth mindset, we believe that change is inevitable and progress is a choice. We believe that we provide a quality education for all the students who receive special education services in order for them to have access to the general education curriculum from a continuum of service delivery models.
Whatever the student needs is our job description!
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