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 906 March Avenue   ♦  San Antonio, TX 78214  ♦  Phone  210-989-5250  ♦  Fax 210-921-4703     

This website was created for parents and other members of the community who are seeking information regarding topics in special education or processes followed
by the district in regard to special education.

 

 

 

 

 

The Goals of the

Special Education Department

  

Identifying and providing interventions for students with disabilities at no cost to the parent/guardian.

 

Serving students in the least restrictive environment with non-disabled peers.

 

 Maintaining high expectations for all students leading to independence and potential employment at the end of the instructional program.

         

                             

 


 

Auditory Impaired Services

Services are provided to children from birth through age twenty-two, who have been identified as auditory impaired. A certified teacher provides itinerant services, consultation, staff development, direct instruction in language and auditory training, use and care of adaptive equipment and adapted materials to prepare students to be literate, independent, functioning members of society on the student’s home campus.

 

Regional Day School for the Deaf

(Co-Op)

This program is for students from 0-22 years of age with a hearing impairment that require more intense direct service from a certified teacher of the deaf. Services are provided to eligible students in a variety of instructional settings. Assistance may be provided in the areas of reading comprehension, oral and written language structure, vocabulary building, as well as speech reading, auditory learning, and correct usage of note takers and/or sign language interpreters. Information about audiograms and on the use and care of amplification and other assistive devices is also provided.

 

 Visual Impairment

Services are provided to children from birth through age twenty-two, who have been identified as visually impaired. The unique needs of the child with visual impairment are addressed for children of all developmental levels. This is an itinerant program, providing instruction and consultation in disability-specific areas, including the use of braille and large print, optical devices, technology, organizational skills and aspects of the expanded core curriculum.

 

 Orientation and Mobilty Services

Orientation and Mobility services are provided for students with visual impairments who demonstrate a need for instruction in orientation and mobility skills for safe and independent travel, concept development, spatial awareness, use of a cane, optical devices, street crossing and the use of public transportation.

 

 Infant Program

This program is for students 0 – 3 years of age who have been identified as visually impaired, auditory impaired, or deaf-blind.

 

 Speech/Language Therapy Program

The Speech/Language Therapy program is designed to provide speech and language therapy services to children, ages 3 through 21 who have identified communication disorders which adversely affect, or can expect to adversely affect their performance in the classroom.

 

 In-Home/Community Based Training

 This training is intended for students with Autism to promote generalization of desired skills and behaviors from school to the home and/or community settings. The teacher will target identified skills and behaviors that have been mastered in the educational setting but need generalization of skills to the home and/or community settings. The training may address behavior, self-care, communication and socialization skills. 

 

Parent Training

 Parent training is designed to teach parents skills through observation, modeling and participation in a variety of activities. This training is for parents to acquire an understanding of their child’s disability and for them to become familiar with the learning principles and effective teaching strategies which will assist in promoting the generalization of skills from school to home.

 

 Homebound Instruction

The homebound program is designed to provide short-term educational services to student whose medical condition is so severe that they are unable to attend regular classes even with modifications. Students must be referred by a physician for a minimum of four consecutive weeks to qualify. The homebound teacher provides four hours of instruction each week.

 

 Occupational Therapy

This service provides educationally related support services to students with disabilities, their families, instructional staff and administrators of HISD to assist students in functioning as independently as possible while working towards the goals in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).

 

 Physical Therapy

This service provides educationally related support services to students with disabilities, their families, instructional staff and administrators of HISD to assist students in functioning as independently as possible while working towards the goals in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Department Committed to Service, Support and Communication

 

 

906 March Avenue   San Antonio, TX 78214

Phone
210-989-5250  

Fax
210-921-4703  

 

 

Non Discrimination Act
In accordance with Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Harlandale Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, military status, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

 

 

 

 

Non Discrimination Act

In accordance with Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Harlandale Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, military status, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or any other basis prohibited by law. Title IX Coordinator is Kathy Bruck, 102 Genevieve Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214, (210) 989-4393. Section 504 Coordinator is Della Taylor, 906 March Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78214, (210) 989-5250.

De acuerdo con el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles del año 1972, el Articulo 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitacion del año1973 y el Titulo II de la Ley de los Estadounidenses con Discapacidades del año 1992, el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Harlandale no discrimina por motivos de raza, religion, estado militar, color, nacionalidad, edad, sexo, discapacidad ni por ningun otro motivo prohibido por la ley. La Coordinadora del Titulo IX es Kathy Bruck, 102 Genevieve Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214, (210) 989-4393. La Coordinadora del Articulo 504 es Della Taylor, 906 March Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78214, (210) 989-5250.

 

 

 

 


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