Special Education Department

*Should a parent/guardian wish to submit a request for evaluation for Special Education during COVID-19 closures, contact Jose Hinojosa Director of Special Education.

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The Special Education Department is ready and eager to get the school year rolling and off to a great start. As a department, we are ready to meet the unique needs of each and every student who walks the halls of our EISD schools.

Each campus has a full or part-time Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator who serves as a campus contact and who may facilitate ARD meetings. In addition, our campus case managers (Special Education Teachers) have first hand knowledge, training and skills on working with students with disabilities. EISD offers an array of instructional and related services based on the decisions made by the students' parents and other ARD committee members. Services and supports may include but are not limited to:

◦ Classroom accommodations and modifications

◦ In class support

◦ Resource

◦ Behavior Management Classroom (BMC)

◦ Learning in Functional Environments (LIFE Skills)

◦ Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)

◦ Autism Itinerant Services

◦ Auditorily Impaired Itinerant Services

◦ Assistive Technology (AT)

◦ Speech and Language Therapy

Each campus has the support of our Special Education Department specialist and the backing of our Instructional or Compliance Coordinator and Director. As an organization we believe compliance is achieved through instructional excellence. For a listing of staff members, see our Special Education Staff Page.

In addition to student services, our Special Education Department offers support to families of students with disabilities. Our Home/School/Community Specialist and Lead Interpreter, Juanita Rosas, offers monthly parent training on a wide variety of topics. Topics are parent lead and all sessions are available in Spanish and English. To stay up to date on sessions offered to see our Special Education Department Calendar and you may contact Juanita Rosas at 444-8103 to make sure you are added to her contact group.

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