Building a more robust special education program in LISD

Building a more robust special education program in LISD
Posted on 05/01/2019

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Providing each and every one of our students an outstanding education is the charge of our district and one that we take seriously. That means finding ways we can improve in special education and committing to a collaborative relationship with families to provide the best possible learning environment.

LISD Special Education Services provides specialized instruction with supports of accommodations and modifications to meet the needs of our highly diverse student population. Our goal is to center your child's learning on the LISD vision by producing individualized education plans to students with disabilities. The program links highly qualified educators to research-based curriculum made accessible through specialized instruction.

Special education populations continue to grow, increasing by 2 percent in the last five years. Students with learning disabilities make up the largest group of LISD special education students. Special Education categories include:

  • Auditory Impairment
  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Non-categorical Early Childhood
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

The district will always look to find ways to connect with the most important influence in a child’s life: their families. Parent conferences, focus groups and family outreach are just some of the avenues we use to work together for the benefit of our special education students. Together, we will continue to ensure every child, regardless of their individual challenges, has a willing, capable partner in their education journey.