Early on...Can make a difference

PPCD provides special education services for any eligible child with an identified need who is between the ages of 3, 4, and 5. Services are provided throughout AISD campuses at no costs to parents.  AISD also offers bilingual instruction for English Language Learners.

The goal of the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities is to provide early intervention on various campuses througout Austin ISD. Each child who meets eligibility for PPCD services will have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed through an Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee to address need in the following areas: Language/Communication, Social Behavioral, Gross and Fine Motor, Daily Living Skills, Pre-Academic and Academic concepts. All services are provided by professional staff in the areas of need for each child. Individualized Education Plans are developed collaboratively by a team who is familiar with the student both at home and in the school setting.

Under Child Find, it is our duty to " locate, identify, and evaluate" any child with a suspected developmental delay or other disability. Please contact our special education department if you have questions about Child Find or would like more information about special education services.

 

Staff

   Steve Espinosa
   PPCD Transition/Placement Specialist
   (512) 414-4102
   steve.espinosa@austinisd.org

   Misty Chaffin
   PPCD Nurse/Seton Health Services
   (512) 841-4356
   misty.chaffin@austinisd.org

   Sandra Paredes
   Administrative Assistant for PPCD/Intake Secretary
   (512) 414-3293
   sandra.paredes@austinisd.org