Our Purpose:
    The Special Education Department focuses on improving student performance and program effectiveness for students with disabilities ages 3 through 21 as indicated in the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Education Act of 2004. Staff support school districts and charter schools in meeting the requirements of law and service effectiveness through training and technical assistance for teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, support staff, and administration.

    Our Priority:  
    • Achievement of students with disabilities
    • State and federal accountability support
    • Access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities
    • High-quality professional learning opportunities
    • Collaborative partnerships
    • First point of contact for students, parents, district and community stakeholders in areas of special education
    • Educator training on research-based effective instructional strategies

    Specialists in disabilities collaborate with others across the service center to ensure the inclusion of and consideration of the needs of students with disabilities for district improvement. Special education staff members provide insight and guidance on issues of accountability, student performance and factors which affect the performance of students with disabilities.

    For a list of upcoming workshops click here

Contact Information

  • Todd Larson
    Special Education Program
    Dr. Carolina Campos
    ESC Special Education Liaison
    Laura Juarez
    ESC Special Education Liaison
    (956)984- 6198
    Noelia C. Perez
    Special Education Programs
    Tere Longoria
    Senior Program Assistant
    Special Education Programs
    (956) 984-6206
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    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.
    Contact information:
    Phone: 1-855-773-3839
    Email: inquire@spedtex.org
    Live Chat: www.spedtex.org

Last Modified on January 23, 2023