About Special Education
Rockwall ISD is proud of the instructional, behavioral, and related services provided on each campus. There is close collaboration between the campus level and the district level on overall programming issues and on the needs of specific students with disabilities. Services are provided to eligible children for ages three through twenty-one. For students with visual and auditory disabilities, services may begin at birth.
Rockwall ISD provides specially designed instruction for students with disabilities in a variety of settings or combinations of settings. These students are extremely diverse, and within disability categories, this diversity continues. Placements are based largely upon curriculum offerings and where these offerings can best be provided.
IDEA and state laws are considered when decisions are made by an ARD Committee about services to individual students, including:
- Decisions are always based upon an evaluation of the student's current level of functioning and the unique needs of the child.
- Whenever possible, the student is served on his/her home campus.
- Students are grouped by educational need.
- The educational setting is not defined by the teacher's role or a class name, but by the student's needs.
- The instructional arrangement is assigned to the student, and special education teachers may provide a variety of services throughout the day.
Most students receive instruction in a variety of settings throughout the day with an emphasis on opportunities to interact with age appropriate non-disabled peers.
These services may be provided to children who qualify for them based on an educational need:
- Physical And Occupational Therapy
- Adapted Physical Education
- Parent Training
- Vision Services
- Assistive Technology
For more information, contact your child’s campus.
If you need information about special education in Texas, you may call the Special Education Information Center at 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839).