Parent Navigator

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    Plano ISD Special Education MISSION

    We will ADVOCATE and COLLABORATE to help ALL students and staff ACHIEVE their full POTENTIAL, meet INDIVIDUAL needs, and promote GROWTH of the WHOLE CHILD!

    This is a site to support parents with students in Special Education.

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    Parent Conference Opportunity

    Special Education Hero Expo: 

    Every parent is a HERO, and every HERO needs their resources!

    Thank you for joining our 1st Special Education Parent Conference!!

    Recordings will be avalible on the Special Education Hero Expo website (linked below).  

    Flyers: English and Spanish

    For more information about the Expo, please visit our webpage at:

  • Resolving Issues with Your Child’s School: 3/24/21 12:15 English, 1:30 Spanish Understanding the Transition: 4/21/21 12-1

    Video Recordings from March 24, 2021

    Resource from Training

    Resolving Issues with Your Child’s School
    Dispute Resolution Tips for Parents

    Join us as we discuss strategies for resolving conflicts with your child’s school including which school or district personnel you can contact for information to help resolve or address various issues. Keith Swink and Michelle Rosales from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will provide tips on special education dispute resolution processes, including what issues State Written Complaints can be used to resolve and what some of those resolutions might look like.

    Resolviendo problemas con la escuela de su hijo
    Consejos para padres de resolución de disputas

    Únase a nosotros el mientras discutimos estrategias para resolver conflictos con la escuela de su hijo, incluyendo a qué escuela o personal del distrito puede comunicarse para obtener información que ayude a resolver o abordar varios problemas. Keith Swink y Michelle Rosales de la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA, por sus siglas en inglés) brindarán consejos sobre los procesos de resolución de disputas de educación especial, incluidos los problemas que se pueden usar para resolver las quejas escritas del estado y cómo podrían verse algunas de esas resoluciones.


    Video Recordings from April 21, 2021

    Understanding The Transition Process

    Transition planning can be overwhelming for students and families. This session will outline the requirements of transition planning and how to make sure it is a meaningful process. Link to Presentation

    • Transition Requirements/Process
    • Student Involvement
    • Family Involvement

    If joining via telephone dial: 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833 and enter the meeting ID when prompted.
    Meeting ID: 899 9924 7843


    For the Fall Lunch Hour Lunch Topic recordings see the resource section of the Parent Navigator. 

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    Important for all Families

    This section includes important resources that are considered to be "top of the list things do to."

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    General Information

    The sections below provide information regarding special education contact lists, acronyms, evaluations, IDEA, and more.  There are also sections that include information you may need in regard to a particular time of year. 

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    The resource section provides links for special education, program, and community resources. 

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    ARD Process 

    In the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Process sections you will find links to provide further information about the ARD and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) processes such as the ARD guide and procedural safeguards. 

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    Transition Support 

    Transition Support is for all ages (pre-k to adult). Additional information regarding these transitions by age level are linked below.