Special Education

Castleberry ISD Special Education Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and services in the least restrictive environment to students with disabilities and their families.  CISD provides a comprehensive educational program with complete educational opportunities essential to the full intellectual and social development of students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.

The vision of the Special Education Department is to address needs through the use of best practices that focus on closing learning gaps and preparing our students for the future.

The mission of the Special Education Department is to prepare all students to be productive members of society in regards to work, communication, leisure and beyond.

Services are provided in the least restrictive environment that allows access to the general education curriculum and instruction with non-disabled peers to the extent that is appropriate for the student.  The Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee determines services for individual students with disabilities.  Only this committee can establish the child’s category of disability, develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and decide on an appropriate educational placement.

The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services and related services to meet the needs of eligible students.  These include:

  • Child Centered Process
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
  • Work training programs
  • Transition Planning
  • Mainstream
  • Itinerant services
  • Resource
  • Self-contained
  • Home-bound
  • Regional School for the Deaf
  • Texas School for the Visually Impaired

CISD Special Programs follows all federal, state, and local regulations.

A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Process (English) (Spanish)

Notice of Procedural Safeguards - Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities (English) (Spanish)

Do you have questions about Special Education?

The Special Education Information Center, SPEDTex, provides information and resources to help parents understand their child's disability, their rights and responsibilities, and facilitate the development and delivery of services.