Special Education Department Staff
Jennifer Dunson - Director of Special Programs
Karen Dunbar - Assistant to the Director
Shawn Jurik - Special Programs Records Administrator
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Who Is Eligible?
To receive special education services, students with disabilities must be at least three years old but under twenty-two years old. Hearing-impaired and visually impaired students may receive these services from birth and as long as they have not reached their twenty-second birthday by September 1 of the year of enrollment.
In order for a child to qualify for special education services, they must be found to have one of the 13 categories of special education and it must adversely affect their educational performance.
Other Health Impaired
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Students who are eligible for special education and related services are provided these services as determined by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee and detailed in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
SB139 Notice to Families (English)
SB139 Notice to Families (Spanish)
SpedTex Website (www.spedtex.org)
Legal Framework (http://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/ESC18-FW-LandingPage.aspx)
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección
Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process
TEA Special Education Resources
Compensatory Services One Pager English
Servicios Compensatorios One Pager Espanol
HJISD Special Education Operating Procedures (coming soon)