The AISD Family and School Support Team (FASST) provides assistance, information, training and resources to families of students receiving Special Education services and to the school staff who work with them. Support includes:

  • Training for AISD professional staff and families/caretakers on Special Education specific topics
  • Collaborative teaming and assistance for families/guardians, as well as the educational team, with school or home issues that impact student success 
  • Resources for community services, camps, special topics and financial assistance options for families/guardians and school staff
  • Information and Referral for district and community supports
  • “Pláticas/Chats” Campus hosted informal conversation circles with families/guardians of children with special needs, facilitated by a Social Service Specialist from the Family & School Support Team in English or Spanish.
  • Coordination of districtwide Parent/Guardian Support Meetings and Special Education hosted community events.
      • Grandparents and Guardians Support Group-South Location (specific to parents/guardians/foster parents of students in special education)-Covington MS; North Location (not special education specific)-Wooten Elementary
      • The Special Education Parent Forum-An annual event that provides parents/guardians an opportunity to meet AISD special education leaders, learn about special education goals, and share opinions and ideas that support these goals.
      • The Family Support Cooperative (Co‐op) Meetings are for families/guardians, service providers, and educational staff.  Meetings are held at Kealing Middle School and other locations as designated. Child care and light refreshments are provided for the evening meetings.  It is open to the community and is a collaborative effort between AISD, Austin Travis County Integral Care, Easter Seals Central Texas, and the ARC of the Capital Area to inform, support and educate others.  A variety of topics are offered throughout the school year, including:
      • ADD/ADHD
        PPCD Issues
        Sibling Support
        Special Education Law
        Behavior Support
        Autism Spectrum Disorder
        Emotional Support
        Preparing for Life After Graduation

MAIN NUMBER:  (512) 414-5834 (Bilingüe)


Equipo de Apoyo para Familias y Escuelas


El Equipo de Apoyo para Familias y Escuelas proporciona apoyo a las familias de los estudiantes en los programas de Educación Especial, y para el personal que trabaja con ellos.  Servicios incluyen:

  • Entrenamiento para las familias y el personal de AISD en temas específicos de Educación Especial
  • Apoyo y ayuda para familias con problemas con las escuelas.
  • Recursos para servicios comunitarios, campamentos, temas especiales y fondos para familias
  • Coordinación de las reuniones de la Cooperativa de Apoyo para Familias (Co-op)La Cooperativa es una iniciativa de AISD, Atención Integral de Austin Condado de Travis,  Easter Seals Tejas Central, y el Arco de la zona de la Capital para informar y apoyar a las familias de niños con discapacidades. Reuniones de las familias, los proveedores de servicios y otros cubren una variedad de temas. Estos pueden incluir: ADD - Inclusión -Apoyo emocional - Ley de Educación Especial - Trastornos del Espectro Autista - Ayuda con asuntos de conducta - La vida después de graduación. Las reuniones se llavan a cabo en la escuela media Kealing. Cuidado de niños y comida ligera se proporcionan. Por favor llame para el horario actual.