Welcome to Hondo ISD Special Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) assures disabled students an equal opportunity for a free appropriate public education. A diversity of special education services, highly qualified professionals and well-equipped classrooms are provided by Hondo Independent School District to meet the assurances of IDEA.
Students ages 3 through 21 who qualify for special education with disabilities such as:
- Auditory Impairment
- Emotional Disturbance
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disability
- Non-categorical early childhood
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
A child-centered process is used to find an appropriate program for a student in Special Education. This assures placing each student in an educational program which will afford each one the best educational opportunity.
When a child appears to need educational assistance, a Child Study Team meets to consider the best plan to address the student's needs. The Child Study Team may recommend varied interventions or an assessment by the Special Education Department. A licensed psychologist, educational diagnosticians, a speech pathologist, and other related service providers staff the Special Education Department.
Testing is completed on referred students to determine if a disability and an educational need exist. The information gathered during testing helps the school staff and parents make the best possible educational plan for the student.
An Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meets to develop an Individual Education Program (IEP) for each eligible student. The completed IEP is carried out by Hondo ISD staff in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Programs and Services
- Students may remain in the general education classroom all day with assistance as needed from a special education teacher/instructional assistant.
- Students identified as having a speech impairment are served during the school day by a speech/language pathologist or SLP assistant.
- Students may report to a special education classroom to be served by the special education teacher.
- Students 16 years or older may receive on-the-job training under the supervision of a vocational adjustment coordinator or job coach.
- Students with auditory impairments may receive instruction in the Uvalde Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD), inclusive general education classrooms with interpreters if needed and/or their RDSPD itinerate teacher, or fully mainstreamed with an interpreter if needed.
Orientation and Mobility Training (O & M)
Notices of ARD Process and Procedural Safeguards (PDF)
Links to Resources
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia