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Assessment for ADHD
Assessment for Autism
Assessment for Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Assessment for Emotional Disturbance
Assessment for Other Health Impairment
Assessment for Specific Learning Disability
Assessment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Assessment of Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Assessment of DB Deaf Blind
Assessment of Intellectual Disabilities
Assessment of OI Orthopedic Impairment
Assessment of Speech and Language
Assessment of Visual Impairment
Behavior Intervention Plans
Behavior Learning Program
Child Find/ Identification
Counseling and Psychological Services
Eligibility Determination and Documentation
Evaluation Procedures Overview
Full and Individual Initial Evaluation
Functional Behavior Assessment
IEP Goals and Objectives - Individualized Education Plan
Independent Education Evaluation
Orientation and Mobility Services
Parent request for a special education evaluation
Properly Constituted ARDC (ARD IEP Committee)
SPP Indicator 11: Child Find
SPP Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transitions
Transition Policies and Procedures
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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