Special Education

Special Education


Leander ISD's 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.


Parent Handbook for Special Education
Acronyms for Special Education
Notice of Procedural Safeguards (Englishen Español)
Council for Exceptional Children
Special Olympics

Evaluation Services

The placement of a student in special education is driven by assessment. The assessment will produce a Full and Individualized Evaluation (FIE), which will assist in determining the presence of a disability and identify any educational need for specialized instruction.

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Transition Services

In LISD, the goal of transition planning and services is to graduate students to meaningful, sustainable lives, regardless of their disability. Our system capitalizes on the collaboration between the student, family and staff to guide not only academics, but also develop other skills that are important for a student's future. 

Transition Website (Elementary to 18+ Services) | Texas Transition and Employment Guide (English, en Español)

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Child Find

The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age and their possible need for special education and related services. Child Find is a free referral and information service available through local education agencies and Service Center Region XIII.

Children learn at different rates, but some children have significant difficulty. We're here to help you access services to meet the unique learning needs of your child. If you are concerned your child may be learning, playing or interacting differently from others, please call our office at 512-570-0350 or email child.find@leanderisd.org.

Parent Companion | Texas Project First

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Staff Directory