- Child-Centered Process
- Students With Learning Difficulties | Special Education Services
- 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
- Bosque Valley Children's Services
- Therapy Group of Waco
- Special Education Information Center
- Parent Companion
- Texas Guardianship Association
- Baylor Center for Development Disabilities
- Navigate Life Texas
- Klaras Center for Families
- Notice of Procedural Safeguards (English)
- Notice of Procedural Safeguards (Spanish)
- Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (English)
- Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (Spanish)
Actively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
We offer FREE educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.
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Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.
Created by teachers, this highly interactive tool provides an easy-to-use workspace where students can practice proofs while exercising their deductive reasoning muscles.
Coolmath Games is a fun brain-training site for everyone, where logic, thinking and math meet fun and games.
For our 12 and under users, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
Harness the curiosity and creativity of your middle and high school students with a supercharged social studies curriculum that gets beyond facts. Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future. What can you expect to see? Amazing gains in student writing and critical thinking.
K-5 math resources clearly sorted by grade and standard that are easy to download and print at home. Click on the Number, Geometry or Measurement & Data page for your grade level. All activities focus on engaging, hands-on learning.
Free, no account required, creative STEM, CS, and technology activities for students in grades 5-12 learning from home.
Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. The company was founded with the goal of improving reading comprehension by bringing the latest in literacy teaching research into the classroom.
A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.
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.
There is free homeschool curriculum out there, but nothing like this! We offer free course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.
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.
- Student Handbook Statement: English | Texas Education Agency
- Student Handbook Statement: Spanish | Texas Education Agency
- Texas Transition and Employment Guide (English/Spanish)
- SB 139 Notice to Families: English
- SB 139 Notice to Families: Spanish
- Resources | Texas Education Agency
- Compensatory Services: English
- Compensatory Services: Spanish
- Required dyslexia postings are in the "Dyslexia" tab above.
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
- Parental Involvement
- Private School Students
- Transition Information
- Legal Framework
- Supplemental Special Education Services
- Special Education Acronyms
- Child Find
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible
parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have
been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.
Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special
educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or
other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement
what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress.
For more information, please click here.
Los Servicios de Educación Especial Complementaria (SSES, por sus siglas en inglés)
son cuentas en línea disponibles para padres/cuidadores elegibles de estudiantes con discapacidades significativas y complejas que se han visto afectados por el cierre de escuelas debido a la COVID-19.
Las familias de estudiantes con discapacidades elegibles pueden usar las cuentas en línea para obtener recursos y suministros de educación especial o servicios como terapia del habla adicional u otros servicios específicos. Los créditos de SSES son de hasta $1,500 por estudiante; se utilizan para complementar las clases que de otro modo se darían en la escuela, para ayudar a los estudiantes a continuar con su progreso educativo.
Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.
|American with Disabilities Act of 1990
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|Academic Excellence Indicator System - Texas State Accountability System
Progress monitoring system based on frequent student assessment
Adapted Physical Education
|Admission, Review, and Dismissal
Autism Spectrum Disorder
|Assistive Technology Devices
|Adequate Yearly Progress - Federal Accountability System
|Behavior Intervention Plan
|Behavior Management Plan (General Education)
Behavior Support Center
|Career and Technology Education
|Developmental Delayed (not a recognized eligibility in Texas)
|The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
|Does Not Qualify
|Early Childhood Intervention
|Enrolled Grade Level
|English Language Learners
|English as A Second Language
|Education Service Center
|Computer-Based IEP in Copperas Cove ISD
|Extended School Year
|Free Appropriate Public Education
|Functional Behavioral Assessment
|Family Educational Right and Privacy Act
|Full and Individual Evaluation
|Home Language Survey
|Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act
|Independent Educational Evaluation
|Individual Education Plan
|Juvenile Justice Alternative Educational Program
|Learning Disability (same as SLD)
|Limited English Proficiency
|Least Restrictive Environment
|Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
|Texas Department for Mental Health - Mental Retardation
|Modifications to Instruction
|Non-Categorical Early Childhood
|No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
|Orientation and Mobility
|Other Health Impairment
|Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities
|Person Centered Planning
|Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (not an eligibility in Texas)
|Public Education Information System
|Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
|Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
|Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
|Response to Intervention
|Review of Existing Evaluation Data
|State Board of Education
|Speech Language Pathologist
|Specific Learning Disability (Same as LD)
|State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
|State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Accommodated
|State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness - Alternative Test
|Special Education or Special Education Department
|Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
|Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Accommodated
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills - Alternative Test
(Alternative assessment for Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities)
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills -Modified
(Alternative assessment for students with Persistent Academic Difficulties)
|Traumatic Brain Injury
|Texas Behavior Support Initiative
|Texas Commission for the Blind
|Texas Education Agency
|Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Texas Primary Reading Inventory
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
|Texas School for the Deaf
|Vocational Adjustment Class
|Cross Battery Assessment