Special Education: Parent Resources, Announcements and Upcoming Events

Resources

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 Reddix Center hosts periodic Table Talks.  Table Talks are informational sessions over various disability related topics.  These sessions occur during lunchtime and are open to all NISD families and staff.  This month the Tables Talk topic will be vocational assistance from the  Department of Assistive and Rehailitative Services (DARS).  The session is on Septenber 9, 2015 between 11:30 and 1:00 at the Reddix center.  Please see the flyer for more information.   DARS Table Talk Flyer

The NISD Special Education Department is proud to host a Community Reource Fair for families of students with disabilities on October 19, 2015 from 1to 4 pm.  The fair will feature over 50 organizations at the Northside Activity Center.  Please see the flyer for more information. Community Resource Fair Flyer

The Arc of San Antonio is hosting a series of disability related worshops over health topics and planning for the future.  Please see the flyers below for more information.