Special Education

Notice of Destruction of Records

The Special Education Department of the Austin Independent School District is preparing to destroy personally identifiable information that is maintained to provide educational services to students with disabilities. This information includes referral data, notice/consent documents, assessment reports and supporting data, ARD Committee deliberations and the IEP. Records on students with disabilities who left the district prior to the 2013-2014 school year will be destroyed. Reasons for leaving include: graduation; dismissal from special education; dropping out; and moving from the district. Parents of students with disabilities or adult persons (age 18 and over) with disabilities whose records will be destroyed may notify Linda Garcia-Gomez at (512) 414-3060 by June 30, 2019, should they want the records maintained.

Aviso de Destrucción de Expedientes

El Departmento de Educación Especial del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Austin, está preparándose para destruir la información personal de estudiantes con discapacidad que conserva en sus archivos para proveerles servicios educativos. Esta información incluye los datos obtenidos cuando el estudiante fue referido al programa; documentos de notificación y consentimiento; evaluaciones e información de apoyo; deliberaciones del Comité de Admisión, Revisión y Retiro (ARD); y el Plan Educativo Individual (IEP). Se destruirán los expedientes de estudiantes con discapacidad que salieron del distrito antes del ciclo escolar 2013-2014. Las razones de salida incluyen: Graduación, retiro del programa de educación especial; abandonar la escuela; y mudarse fuera del distrito. Los padres de estudiantes con discapacidad, o adultos con discapacidad (18 años de edad o más) cuyos expedientes van a destruirse, sírvanse notificar antes del 30 de junio de 2019, a Linda García-Gómez al (512) 414-3060, si desean que sus registros se conserven.

Mission

The Special Education team exists to support the Austin ISD mission of ensuring children who receive special education services are provided with access to Free and Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment to ensure they receive a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and participate fully in future social, economic and educational opportunities.

Guiding Philosophy

Austin ISD is committed to providing quality services for students with disabilities. The term “special education” refers to specially designed instruction to meet the needs of a child with a disability. The Special Education Team believes that special education is a service that is individually determined based on identified student needs throughout the school day. The primary instructional goal for all services is that students with disabilities are able to access and progress in the general curriculum through an Individualized Education Program, or IEP, built on a standards-based framework.

Contact

Main office: 512-414-1731