Adapted Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education is a diversified and systematic program of developmental activities, exercises, games, sports, and rhythms that are designed in the psychomotor domain. The program is organized and presented in a sequential and developmental manner that is geared to the needs, limitations and abilities of each individual student.
Alternative Behavior Learning Environment (ABLE)
The Alternative Behavior Learning Environment Classroom is transitional in nature and is designed to meet the needs of students in crisis, students entering or returning to mainstream campuses from alternative programs or hospital settings, and students with emotional or behavioral stressors who are not succeeding in a less restrictive environment.
Assistive Technology Program
The Assistive Technology Program helps students be more independent in their surroundings.
The Hondo Autism Program recognizes the unique needs of students with autism and related disorders. Educational programs are based upon current research and documented effective teaching practices for students with autism.
Community-Based Vocational Training
Training sites in the community are utilized to implement Individual Educational Plan (IEP) objectives relating to employment skills.
Extended School Year (ESY)
ESY provides services to students during vacation breaks so that they can continue working on Individualized Education Program goals and objectives.
Homebound provides certified teachers for one-to-one instruction in the student's home. Lessons and exams are provided by the student's classroom teacher(s) to ensure that similar content is provided.
To the extent that they will benefit, eligible special education students are included with their age-appropriate peers. Many programs are available to these students. Both general education and special education teaching staff have received training in making modifications and adaptations for learning differences.
The Lifeskills program serves students with moderate to severe disabilities and stresses functional skills in the community, recreation-leisure, vocational and family domains. The program's goal is full integration into the activities of the student's age-appropriate school and community.
Locally developed classes for students who are unable to participate in grade level TEKS courses. These classes are taught by special education teachers.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapists working in the schools provide an array of services designed to enable students to benefit from their educational program.
Orientation and Mobility Training (O & M)
Orientation and Mobility Training for students with visual impairments who need to safely move around the school and community.
Physical Therapy (PT)
Physical Therapy provides services to students from a broad continuum of support options. The therapist primarily looks at mobility and positioning issues, as well as gross motor skills.
Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities provides early childhood education for disabled students, ages 3-5, in neighborhood schools and some community based settings.
Program for Students with Auditory Impairments
These services are provided for students who are deaf or have an auditory impairment.
(Uvalde) Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD)
A wide range of service options are available to RDSPD students. Options include itinerant services at the student's home attendance campus, RDSPD classrooms clustered on mainstream campuses in Uvalde, and fully inclusive classrooms with RDSPD teachers co-teaching in general education. Audiological and interpreting are available as related services
Special Education Counseling
Special Education Counseling provides a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for Special Education students.
The program in Hondo ISD participates in Special Olympics annually. Students ages 8-22 are eligible to participate following the guidelines of Special Olympics. Coaches at several campuses work with the students to prepare them for the spring games.
Speech-Language Program (SLP)
This program helps students improve their speech and/or language skills and assists students in becoming more successful in school by improving their listening and speaking skills.
A service to assist students in making a successful transition from public school to adult living.
This program works to prepare students with visual impairments for their roles as independently functioning, productive members of society.
If you suspect that your child has special needs, help is available. Contact the Special Education Department.