Special Education: Parent Resources, Announcements and Upcoming Events


Attached is an Introduction to STAAR-A, A Guide for Parents.  The guide describes the new STAAR-A test and the embedded supports designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed.  The STAAR-A will be administered in Spring 2015 and will be available for students with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements. 

Below is a directory provided by the Arc of San Antonio listing numerous community resources for children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  Also below is a list of resources provide by Texas Parent to Parent. 

Below is information regarding Medicaid Waiver Programs.  A Medicaid Waiver offers services that are typically not covered under basic Medicaid coverage.  Services may include respite care, attendant care, home modifications, residential options, adaptive aids, camp, specialized therapies, habilitation, and many more.

Upcoming Events

The NISD Parent Advisory Committee and Special Education Department will host Fiesta Fun Night on Monday, April 13th between 6:30 and 8:00 PM at the Nellie Reddix Center.   This free event for middle school, hign school, and Reddix families will include fun games and prizes, a Fiesta Hat and Costume Contest and  a special guest apperance by the Fiesta Especial Royal Court.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

The Arc of San Antonio is offering a series of workshops designed to help parents/caregivers of children/young adults with developmental disabilities plan for the future.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.