Special Education

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Special Education at AISD

 

AISD is committed to meeting the needs of all our students.

Please visit the links below for valuable information, community support,

and frequently asked questions regarding Special Education at AISD.

 

Special Education at AISD

Finding Help for My Child

Evaluation & Eligibility 

Parent & Family Engagement

Section 504

Dyslexia


Currently under construction for the 24-25 School Year


Mills Programs


Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

This program provides special education services for any child ages 3 to 5 who meets eligibility requirements after receiving an evaluation through the district. The goal of ECSE is to provide early intervention by focusing on communication, daily living skills, social and behavioral issues, gross and fine motor skills, and academics as well. 

Our Team:

 

 
ECSE Teacher Noelle Anderson ECSE Teacher Madison Neugart ECSE TA Erin Abbe ECSE TA Amy Griffin  
Noelle Anderson Madison Neugart Erin Abbe

Amy Griffin

 

 

Life Skills

This program provides support for the unique needs of students. Their goal is to provide a positive environment, which prepares students to live, work, and enjoy life in their community.

 Our Team:

 

 
Life Skills Teacher Stacey Bilek Life Skills TA Suchada De Lano LifeSkills Support Francine McQuien Life Skills 1:1 Support Steven Schooler  

Stacey Bilek

Suchada De Lano

TBA

Steven Schooler

One on One

 

 

Resource

This program provides direct, specialized instruction, academic remediation, and assistance with homework. 

 Our Team:
Resource Teacher Laura Barrera Resource Teacher Miranda Coutee Resource Teacher Daniel Sweet Resource Teacher Kathy Thomas Inclusion/Resource TA

Laura Barrera

Miranda Coutee

Daniel Sweet

Kathy Thomas

  Cynthia Khogly

 

 

Social Behavior Skills (SBS)

This program provides behavioral support and interventions to help students to think, decide, and make choices in self-directed ways that will benefit the student.

 Our Team:

 

   
SBS Teacher Jacob Dunagan SBS TA Tammie Garcia SBS TA Joseph Lara    

Jacob Dunagan

Tammie Garcia

Joseph Lara

 

 

Social Communication Resources and Services (SCORES)

This program provides support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or other disabilities. Their goal is to improve social, communication, and behavioral skills at school and at home. 

 Our Team:

 

 
Scores Teacher Heather Bethea Scores Teacher Hyden Johnson Scores Teacher Michelle Griffin Scores Teacher Sharlette Tucci

 

 

 

 

Heather Bethea

Hyden Johnson

Michelle Griffin

Sharlette Tucci

 

 

         
Scores TA Gayle DeCesaris Scores TA Taryn Orlando Scores TA Liliana Olimon Scores TA Nora Hyde Trevino Cantù I

Gayle DeCesaris

Taryn Orlando

Liliana Olimon

Nora Hyde Trevino Cantù

 

Speech Therapist (SLP)

SLPs specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and the treatment of communication disorders (speech disorders and language disorders), cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.

      Our Team:      
SLP Alexa Bautista Celina Garcia SLP      

Alexa Bautista

Celina Garcia

 

 

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy (OT) addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. OT focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills, transitioning, and school work skills. 

      Our Team:      
OT Robin Gayer        

Robin Gayer

 

Educational Diagnostician

Educational diagnosticians perform formal assessments, such as written, oral, and hands-on problem-solving tests, with students who are struggling. They are experts at observing students in a class to see their work style, behavior patterns, and reactions to teachers and other students. Most will present their findings in IEP meetings and share their plans for students with teachers, school administrators, and parents.

 Our Professional:

Educational Diagnostician Kevin Mason

       

Kevin Mason