Special Education

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Special education services are provided at all Pasadena ISD campuses. Specialized programs are strategically located throughout Pasadena ISD for students in need of a district class placement. These are known as district classes. If your home campus does not offer the specialized program your child needs, Pasadena ISD will provide transportation to the most appropriate program to meet the child’s individual needs. 

If a student has previously received special education services, the Pasadena ISD home school of your child will hold a temporary Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meeting upon the student registering for school so that the student may start receiving services immediately. 

If a student has not previously received special education services, but you are concerned that a disability may exist, you may request an Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) meeting to consider ways to meet the student’s needs. 

If there is documentation identifying a disability requiring specialized services immediately for the student to be able to attend school, it is suggested that parents contact the campus principal in advance of the time the student is to start school. Reports from hospitals, previous schools and teachers, and other sources will be helpful in determining the needs of your child. 

TEA Resources on Special Education in Texas

TEA Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services

TEA Updates in Special Education

TEA Evaluaciones Retrasadas o Denegadas & Servicios Compensatorio

TEA Actualizaciones en Educacion Especial

Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update: Important Changes for Families toUnderstand (texas.gov)

Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021: Cambios importantes que las familias deben entender (texas.gov)

SPED TEX Special Education Information Center
Description: The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

• Contact information:
Website: https://www.spedtex.org/
 Phone: 1-855-773-3839
 Email: [email protected]