SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) protects the rights of students with disabilities to have a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Special education provides specially designed instruction, supports and services to students with disabilities who require an individually designed instructional program in order to meet their unique learning needs. Forney ISD offers a continuum of programs and services intended to meet the individual learning needs of the students who are eligible for special education. There are 3 criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for special education services:
1) a specific disability, identified in accord with the IDEA guidelines,
2) the disability must adversely affect educational performance, AND
3) specially designed instruction is necessary.
The IDEA identifies specific categories of disability which are used to determine eligibility for services:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Other Health Impairment
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Specific Learning Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury
Noncategorical Early Childhood (NCEC)
Parents may request an evaluation (FIE - Full and Individual Evaluation) for special education verbally or in writing. Please contact your student’s teacher or the school counselor to request an evaluation for your student.
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Procedural SafeguardsDescription: The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org
For all required postings & notices, refer to the Resources page linked above.
Parents: If you would like to request your child's Special Education records, please complete the Request form.
Padres: Si desea una copia de los registros de educación especial de su hijo(a), complete este Formulario.