• Dallas ISD Special Education

Distance Learning Parent FAQs

Campus vs. Distance Learning

  • My child struggles to sit still for long periods of time and Distance Learning will be a challenge. What options do I have?

  • When making your decision, you might consider:

Evaluations and ARD

  • How can I participate in my child’s ARD meeting?

  • What if I do not want to bring my child to an on-campus assessment?

  • How will special ed evaluations be completed if my child is participating in remote learning?

  • How do I give consent for a special education evaluation?

  • Can my child still be referred for a special education evaluation?

Individualized Education Plans (IEPS)

  • What if I decide to change to distance learning during the school year or the campus is forced to close due to Covid-19?

  • What will my student’s IEP look like if I select distance learning?

  • How will distance learning for special education be different in the 2020-2021 school year compared to what Dallas ISD offered in the Spring of 2020?

Services and Support

  • Can I access behavior support for my child at home during the distance learning option?

  • Will Dallas ISD offer support for parents of special education during distance learning?

  • How are vision and hearing services going to be provided during the distance learning instruction?

  • How will special education students who are accessing an alternate curriculum be instructed through distance learning?

  • How will inclusion support be implemented through distance learning?

  • How will student-specific adaptive equipment, communication devices, assistive technology, and/or accommodations be provided in distance learning?

  • How will students who receive distance learning receive related/support services?

Virtual Parent Academy Events

September 2020 Virtual Parent Academy

  • Parent Virtual Meeting

    Parents are invited to a virtual workshop facilitated by Special Education Student and Parent Support Services.

    English Workshop - Register Here 

    Spanish Workshop - Regístrate Aquí

  • Parent Academy September Catalog

    Special Education Student & Parent Support Services has created the Parent Academy catalog to support families.

          September Catalog - English                                            September Catalog - Spanish 

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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

COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID19) Resources List

Contact Us


    Special Education Department

    9400 N. Central Expwy, 7th Floor

    Dallas, Texas 75231

    Phone: 972.581.4100

    Fax 972.581.4101

    Email: NotifySPED@dallasisd.org