Special Programs Director
1202 N. Ellis
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Click here for Assistance to Students Who Have Learning Difficulties
or May Need Special Education Services
Each student with disabilities has the opportunity to participate in an education that is designed to meet individual needs. Students are educated on a campus as close to home as possible, in as normal an environment as will contribute to educational success. Our goal is to provide valuable daily educational experiences, which will, in turn, lead to preparation for a lifetime of meaningful living.
Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s needs should contact the campus principals. At any time, parents may call the Director of Special Programs to inquire about areas of concern regarding special programs or the procedures to follow when requesting services or evaluation to determine services. We are always willing to meet with parents to review needs for students of GISD.
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
SPEDTex Contact Information:
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which requires an ongoing process of locating, identifying and evaluating children suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who may need special education and related services.
Local education agencies/school districts (LEAs) must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for special education services. With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency, Educational Service Centers, and the Early Childhood Intervention program, LEAs/school districts must ensure that early intervention services are made available for those children ages 0-3 with an identified need.
Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the LEA/school district for students who have one or more of the following disabilities according to federal criteria and who also have a demonstrated educational need for special education services:
Specific Learning Disability
Other Health Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
TEA’s Technical Assistance: Child Find & Evaluation
A parent, doctor, teacher, relative or friend can begin the child find process. If you are concerned about issues that are interfering with a child’s learning, please contact Melody Sadler at (254) 729-4194.