Special Education

Department Contact:

Corey Golomb


(682) 867-0800

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.

Easter Seals Self-Advocacy Training

Easterseals Central Texas will be conducting FREE trainings in your area on:

November 13
1424 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

The purpose is to help self-advocates, family members, and providers:

  • understand concepts of self-determination and person-centered thinking
  • learn about the role of self-advocates and family members in the disability rights movement
  • identify a priority issue and plan how to organize around an issue
  • effectively communicate with decision-makers and build relationships
  • connect with other advocates and advocacy organizations!

Participants will have the opportunity to apply skills during hands on group activities, and each participant will walk away with a toolkit to use during advocacy activities. Ongoing resources and support are available to participants after training.

The training is appropriate for transition-age students and parents of students any age. Additionally, sessions are available in English and Spanish, and our location is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Space is limited so registration is required.


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)


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

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)

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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

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