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

Curious about the STAAR test and Special Education? The Parent Advisory Committee is hosting a presentation regarding the most current information on STAAR for elementary and secondary students with disabilities.  Brenda Ward, Director of Testing and Evaluation will present at Driggers Elementary on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Pleases see the attached flyer for more information. 

NISD is hosting a Community Resource Fair for families of students with disabilities on Thursday January 15, 2015 from 1-4 pm at the Northside Activity Center.  This is a great opportunity for NISD families to obtain valuable information regarding programs and organizations assisting students who are in special education from ages 3 through 22.  Representatives from state and local agencies, summer/respite opportunities, Autism organizations, dayhab/vocational/employment programs, residential facilities, plus much more will have information booths at the fair.  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.