- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Auditory Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Emotional Disturbance
- Specific Learning Disability (including Dyslexia and other related disorders)
- Speech/Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Disabilities
- Non-Categorical Early Childhood Disability
A parent may request an evaluation for special education services at any time. If a parent makes a written request to a school district’s director of special education services or to a district administrative employee for an initial evaluation for special education services, the school must, not later than the 15th school day after the date the school receives the request, either give the parent prior written notice of its proposal to evaluate the student, a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards, and the opportunity for the parent to give written consent for the evaluation or must give the parent prior written notice of its refusal to evaluate the student and a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards.
If the school decides to evaluate the student, the school must complete the initial evaluation and the resulting report no later than 45 school days from the day the school receives a parent’s written consent to evaluate the student. However, if the student is absent from school during the evaluation period for three or more school days, the evaluation period must be extended by the number of school days equal to the number of school days that the student is absent.
There is an exception to the 45 school day timeline. If the school receives a parent’s consent for the initial evaluation at least 35 but less than 45 school days before the last instructional day of the school year, the school must complete the written report and provide a copy of the report to the parent by June 30 of that year. However, if the student is absent from school for three or more days during the evaluation period, the June 30th due date no longer applies. Instead, the general timeline of 45 school days plus extensions for absences of three or more days will apply.
Upon completion, the school must give you a copy of the evaluation report at no cost.
Additional information regarding special education is available from the school district in a companion document titled “Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process.”
The following websites provide information to those who are seeking information and resources specific to students with disabilities and their families:
- Association for Science in Autism Treatment
- Association for Behavioral Analysis
- Autism-PDD Resources Network
- Autism Resources
- Autism Society of America
- Center for the Study of Autism
- Children's Special Needs Network
- Families for Early Autism Treatment
- Heart of Texas Autism Network
- Interactive Autism Network
- National Alliance for Autism Research
- National Institutes of Health
- Organization for Autism Research
- Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training
- Yale Child Study Center
Disclaimer: La Vega ISD highly encourages a healthy lifestyle and environment for all students. It can be helpful for students with special needs to participate in physical exercise, interact socially and for parents to have a network of support. Therefore, the following list of local organizations, activities and links is maintained as a helpful tool for parent research and information, but not as a specific recommendation from La Vega ISD. The district does not investigate nor evaluate these organizations as activities.
- Variety of Texas
- Heart of Texas Special Olympics
- North Texas Angels Pageant
- No Limitations Waco
- Challenger Little League
- Little Land
- Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
- Heart of Texas Autism Network
- Heart of Texas Down Syndrome Network
- The Arc of McLennan County
- Little Land
- Camp Bluebonnet
- Texas Lions Camp
- Camp Summit
- Children's Association for Maximum Potential
- Texas Elks Camp
- The Arc of McLennan County
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Starfall.com is a powerful tool that provides hours and hours of engaging educational content for pre-school and grade school kids. It uses animation and sound to engage children in the learning process.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
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On The OT Toolbox, there are many free resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. Many related services will be halted for children over the next weeks (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.) Parents are seeking resources and strategies to help their children move and play in a way that helps them achieve their goals.
- Parental Involvement
- Private School Students
- Transition Information
- Legal Framework
- Supplemental Special Education Services
- Special Education Acronyms
- Child Find
Parents are an important resource and support for our students and significantly contribute to their success. Their participation is a vital component of the total educational process. Parents and the school form a team effort to provide quality services to exceptional children.
An online Texas "Transition and Employment Guide" is located on the Transition in Texas website. To use the guide, go to Transition & Employment Guide
Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Transition/Employment Services Designee
Phone: (254) 299-6750
The Legal Framework is a summary of state and federal requirements for special education. In addition, by entering LVISD's ID number (161906) you will be able to see local policy pages aligned to state and federal laws.
|Supplemental Special Education Services|
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible
Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special
For more information, please click here.
Los Servicios de Educación Especial Complementaria (SSES, por sus siglas en inglés)
Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.
|Special Education Acronyms|
The special education program in La Vega I.S.D. is ready, willing, and able to serve all eligible students. All children with disabilities residing in the state, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, must be identified, located, and evaluated.