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KidsPasadena ISD must ensure that children with disabilities have available to them the variety of educational programs and services available to non-disabled children in the area served by the agency, including art, music, industrial arts, consumer and homemaking education, and vocational education.


Pasadena ISD will provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education to children with disabilities.  Based on the ARD Committee's decision, the following programs are available within or through Pasadena ISD.


Mainstream is  an instructional arrangement for providing special education services according to individual education plans to eligible students with disabilities whose instruction is provided in the regular classroom setting with necessary special education support. This support shall be designed to enrich education in order to enable success of all students.

Speech Therapy is an instructional arrangement for providing speech therapy services. 
Speech only students are not eligible to be counted for any other instructional arrangement.

Resource is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction and related services in a setting other than regular education for less than 50% of the regular school day.

Self-contained, mild/moderate/severe, regular campus, is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction and related services 50% or more of the regular school day on a regular school campus.

Homebound
is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to eligible students with disabilities who are served at home or hospital bedside.

Nonpublic day school is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to students through a contractual agreement with an approved nonpublic school for special education.

Vocational Adjustment Class is a secondary instructional arrangement for providing special education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regularly scheduled supervision by special education teachers.

Residential is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to students with disabilities through a contractual agreement with an approved residential nonpublic school. Students are placed in a residential nonpublic school through the ARD process.

Texas School for the Blind or Deaf
is an instructional arrangement that provides special education services through the Texas School for the Blind or the Texas School for the Deaf.  Students are placed in one of these schools through the ARD process.