Welcome to Special Education
Valued parents of students with disabilities, the special education program is exploring ways to increase communication, training and involvement opportunities for families of students with disabilities, and we need your input. We know that you are very busy working and taking care of your family, but we encourage you to give us your voice by answering the thirteen (13) questions in this survey. We value parent input and want to know how the special education program is doing toward meeting you and your child's needs. Please select the survey below that corresponds with your language of preference. The survey closes on Friday, April 26, 2019.
- Special Education Program Parent Survey
- Encuesta Para Padres Del Programa De Educación Especial
- برنامج التعليم الخاص استبيان
- Khảo Sát Phụ Huynh Chương Trình Giáo Dục Đặc Biệt
- ప్రత్యేక విద్యా కార్యక్రమం తల్లిదండ్రుల సర్వే
- विशेष शिक्षा कार्यक्रम माता-पिता सर्वेक्षण
- خصوصی تعلیمی پروگرام سے متعلق والدین سروے
Plano ISD provides special education services for students with disabilities, ages 3-21, who have a need for specially designed instruction. Identification of children with disabilities begins at birth. Plano ISD is actively involved with “child find” efforts to ensure that children with learning challenges have access to evaluations and services, when appropriate. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development or academic performance may call the Child Find 'Lift Off to Learning' Help Line at 469-752-4299, for more information.
Services for children who have auditory or visual impairments may begin at birth. Services for students with other disabilities are initiated on their third birthday. A student must meet eligibility criteria in one of the following areas: auditory impairment, autism, emotional disturbance, learning disability, intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech/language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment.
Plano ISD believes in educating students in the least restrictive environment. A full continuum of instructional and related services is available to eligible students, with initial consideration given to provision of services in the general education classroom to the greatest extent possible. Students spend various amounts of time in general education and special education settings, depending upon their specific needs. Planning for a student’s special education program begins on the neighborhood campus. Support services are available on the neighborhood campus as well as district-wide instructional / related services.
Parents are vital members of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Committee, which develops an appropriate program of services for each student.