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Secondary Transition

Supports

ECSE, Life Skills, and Structure for

Life Instructional Support

The instructional support activities below require parent engagement to optimize student success. We are providing up to three weeks of instructional materials.

Las actividades de apoyo instructivo incluídas a continuación requieren la participación de los padres para optimizar el éxito del estudiante. Estamos proporcionando hasta tres semanas de materiales de instrucción.

Welcome to Special Services

Our Mission Statement:

The Brownsville Independent School District’s Special Services Department personnel along with their knowledgeable and dedicated staff will work collaboratively with families, campuses, and community, to provide supports and services for students with exceptional needs to ensure equitable access to the general education curriculum in the least restricted environment to maximize students’ independence academically and socially to become productive and responsible citizens.

Special Services Goals


1. To identify students with special needs through an evaluation process that is sensitive to the student’s cultural and linguistic needs in compliance with state and federal guidelines.


2. To ensure equitable, well-planned, and consistently implemented academic supports in the least restrictive environment.


3. To work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including students, families, and outside agencies to transition students to appropriate post-secondary opportunities.

Early Childhood

Special Education

(ECSE) Supports 

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CONTACT US

 

Special Services

2467 E. Price Rd.

Brownsville, TX. 78521

Tel: 956-548-8400

Fax: 956-548-8446

CHILD FIND

    Access to Child Find is part of your child's Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

    Description/Purpose: The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify, and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age and their possible need for special education and related services. Child Find is a free referral and information service available through local education agencies (BISD) and Education Service Center Region I.

    Students receiving services through Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) will be transitioned into the public school system starting as early as 120 days prior to their 3rd birthday.

    Early Childhood: If you are a parent of a 3-5 year old who is not enrolled at a BISD campus and suspect that your child has a disability, please contact us at (956) 548-8400.

    School Age: If you are a parent of a 5-21 year old who is enrolled at a BISD campus and suspect that your child has a disability, please contact your child's teacher or school administrator to refer your child for a full individual evaluation.

    Private School: If you are a parent of a child enrolled in a private school who resides in BISD boundaries or attends a private school within BISD boundaries and you suspect that your child has a disability, please contact us at (956) 548-8400.

    Referral Process: Referrals may be initiated by parents, (ECI) Early Childhood Intervention agencies or campus staff.

    Eligibility: Your child must have a disability as defined through federal and state guidelines. As a result of this disability, your child must demonstrate an educational need for services. Disability categories include the following:

    • Auditory Impairment*                                                  

    • Autism

    • Deaf-Blind*

    • Emotional Disturbance

    • Intellectual Disability

    • Learning Disability

    • Multiple Impairment

    • Other Health Impairment

    • Orthopedic Impairment

    • Speech/Language Impairment

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Visual Impairment*

    *Services may begin at birth for children with visual and/or auditory impairments.

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    BISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or provision of services, programs or activities.

    BISD no discrimina de acuerdo a raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, religión, edad, información genética, o incapacidad en el empleo o la disposición de servicios, programas o actividades.

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