Special Education Student & Parent Support Services

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    Recognizing that parents, families and caregivers of special needs students have unique concerns and needs, the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) launched a Special Education Student and Parent Support Services to provide students with the special support they need.

    Special Education Student & Parent Support Services

    The Dallas ISD Special Education Department created Student and Parent Services to strengthen communication with parents and families of special needs students ages 3 to 21 who face significant challenges and need additional support.

    The center is a point of access for parents with students in special education who need resources to:

    • Resolve concerns regarding special education services and become involved in their child’s education
    • Become informed about educational processes and effective parenting
    • Obtain services in the community and beyond 
    • Plan transitions for the special needs student

    The center is staffed by social workers and supported by central staff from the district's Special Education Department. The center is designed to assist families in developing the communication, collaboration, and trust necessary to achieve positive outcomes for their students.


    The Dallas ISD Special Education Department has developed a parent survey that will provide valuable feedback to help us improve the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) process. 

    The survey will be given to parents at the close of each ARD meeting or they can also download it here. 

    Parent Survey- English     Parent Survey- Spanish

    Once parents have completed the survey, they can submit it in any of the following ways:

    • Return it to their student's teacher

                    Mail it to: 

    Attention: Parent Survey 

    9400 North Central Expressway 

    Special Education Box 24 

    Dallas, TX 75231

    • Email it to: 


    For more information call the Special Education Student and Parent Support Services at 972-581-4120.

  • Special Education Transition Fair 2021

    The Dallas ISD Special Education Department is excited to announce the upcoming Special Education Transition Fair 2021, taking place April 13–15 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. each day. This event will focus on helping families of students receiving special education services prepare their child for life after high school. 

    The three-day fair will feature guest speakers and interactive activities that target key topics and areas of support to ensure families are knowledgeable of resources needed for students to reach lifelong goals.

    Day #1–April 13th: GET READY

    • Vocational and Information Sessions

    Day #2–April 14th: GET SET

    • College, Career, and Military Readiness

    Day #3—April 15th: GO

    • Agencies and Resources

    Register at DISDTransitionFair.eventbrite.com


    Transition Fair 2021

    Transition Fair Flyer - English 

    Transition Fair Flyer - Spanish


  • COVID-19 Tips and Information


COVID-19 Resources

  • Parent Session Webinars

    Senior leadership discusses the re-entry plan for specialized special education units.

Specialized Units Re-Entry Plan 2020-2021

  • Senior leadership disusses specialized self-contained classrooms and additional support for parents.  

Self Contained Classrooms - English

Self Contained Classrooms - Spanish



  • If you would like to submit a question about the Special Education Parent Intake Center, please click the link below and complete our online form.