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.


    ARD SURVEY


    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: 

    NotifySPED@dallasisd.org   

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

  • Super Parent Academy Event


    The Special Education Department is excited to announce the Super Parent Academy event on Wednesday, May 19th. This past school year has been one of many challenges and has changed the way students communicate and interact in the classroom. During the Super Parent Academy, Dallas ISD leaders will address major concerns for parents that have arisen during the pandemic. Leaders will provide new insights, information, and recommendations that can help parents navigate the difficulties of learning gaps, mental health awareness, and self-care practices. 

    Learning Gaps - The plan to address the lapse in learning that students have experienced over the past year.

    Mental Health - A detailed conversation on the importance of mental health and how students in special education can benefit from engaging with the Dallas ISD Mental Health Services department. 

    Self-Care - Emphasizing the importance of taking care of yourself so that you better support others.  

     

     

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    To register visit DISDSuperParentAcademy.eventbrite.com.

    Download the Super Parent Academy Flyer


  • 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

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Questions?

  • 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.