Special Education

Survey of Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

Arlington ISD seeks to collect input from parents with a child receiving special education services regarding the IEP process.

All responses will be collected anonymously to help guide the district in continuous improvement.

Complete the survey

Encuesta a padres de estudiantes recibiendo servicios de educación especial

Arlington ISD pretende recoger aportaciones de los padres con un estudiante que recibe servicios de educación especial en relación con el proceso del IEP.

Todas las respuestas se recogerán en forma anónima para ayudar a guiar el distrito en su mejoría continua. Gracias por su aportación.

Haga clic aquí para abrir la encuesta

Department Contact:

Corey Golomb

Director

(682) 867-0800
cgolomb@aisd.net

The Office of Special Education is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental and related services and supports for students with eligible disabilities for special education, section 504 and dyslexia, and students whose instruction requires a multi-tiered/multi-level response to intervention approach.  The special education department’s primary focus is to locate and identify students who may be eligible for specialized services and provide those students with access to core content curriculum through individualized planning that maintains compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Coach to Communicate - FREE Parent Training

The Parent-directed Treatment Project will provide a webinar and face-to-face/online individual parent training sessions at no cost for parents, caregivers, teachers, and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children.

This project is intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, or service providers who have a child up to age 22 with ASD or similar characteristics and who need instruction in communication skills. If you and your child decide to participate in this project, you will participate in one webinar and individual parent training sessions to learn to implement a communication intervention with your child. Your child will receive communication/behavioral assessments and a communication intervention which will be implemented by you. The individual parent training sessions will be conducted for approximately 12 to 14 weeks in total for 1 hour per session. This project will have ongoing enrollment throughout the next one and a half years, so you may participate right away or your services may start later in the year.

If you are interested in participating in this project, complete the online application form at http://autism.tamu.edu/ or contact the project coordinator, Ching-Yi Liao at TAMUAuParent@tamu.edu.

Wilbooks

Wilbooks is proud to announce we have made available on our website over 200 free online books in both English and Spanish and more than 100 free educational videos.

Special Needs Screenings
– Studio Movie Grill

A pillar of SMG’s Outreach since 2003, our monthly Special Needs Screenings are designed for families raising children with special needs. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered and children are free to move around, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie.

The sensory friendly screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Adult tickets are available at before-noon price. There are no advance ticket sales. Parental guidance is always suggested.

Special Needs Screenings are shown at 11:00am at all SMG locations except EpiCentre, Downey, Monrovia and Redlands.

Dates: March 31, April 7, May 12, June 2, June 23, & June 30

View information on which movies are being shown.

SPEDTex

The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) delivers accurate and timely answers to questions about special education to stakeholders across the state of Texas. Our purpose is to optimize information and respond with technical assistance in a succinct and useful format that is user friendly, culturally responsive, and accessible to all individuals.

1-855-773-3839 (toll free)

http://www.spedtex.org/

AISD Special Education Staff Recognitions

Jill Coker
Berry Elementary
Teacher of the Year (2017-2018)

Happy Shugart
Remynse Elementary
AWARE Nominee (2017-2018)

Donna Winn
Goodman Elementary
Teacher of the Year (2017-2018)

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

Special Education records which have been collected by the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. As of May 1, 2016, the district is operating under the requirement of five years based on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and AISD’s records retention schedule. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of AISD’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2010-11 school year and prior. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

Five-year-old special education files not requested by NOVEMBER, will be DESTROYED in DECEMBER each year.

After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request the records in writing or in person at the address listed above.

2016-2017 Notice of Destruction of Special Education Testing Protocols

Attention Parents/Guardians and Eligible (Adult) Students:

This notice is to inform parents and adult students of our practice of destroying special education testing protocols containing personally identifiable information about your child/you when this information is no longer needed to provide educational services.

Copies of special education assessment reports are maintained for five years after cessation of special education services.

However, testing protocols (e.g., answer sheets/booklets) for these assessments will be destroyed three years after their creation. If you would like access to review these records with an evaluation professional before they are destroyed, please submit a request in writing before the destruction timelines to:

Corey Golomb, Director of Special Education
690 E. Lamar Blvd, 2nd Floor
Arlington, TX 76011

Records will not be destroyed if a written request is pending.

*34 C.F.R. § 300.624(a)

For additional information, contact:

Special Education Records Manager
Arlington ISD – Special Education Services
Records Management – Annex III
1204 W. Arkansas Lane
682.867.7690 (Office) | 682.867.4664 (Fax)

Child Find

Request for Special Education Records

Parents/guardians or eligible (adult) students may request a copy of their records in writing or in person at the following address:

Arlington ISD - Special Education Services
Records Management - Annex III
Attention: Records Request
1204 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76013
682.867.7690 (office) | 682.867.4664 (fax)

Note: a copying fee may be attached to record requests