Special Education Department

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Our Mission:

The desired outcome for our all of our students is that, along with community agency resources,  students are able to transition successfully from the public school setting into the community, whether they are transitioning into a university, college, trade school, training or certificate program, sustained employment, or other community settings.

Our Goals:

The goal of the McAllen I.S.D. Special Education Department is to meet the various needs of students with disabilities in order to provide a Free, Appropriate Public Education, (F.A.P.E), under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (I.D.E.A.). For eligible students, related services such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Counseling are provided to enable them to progress on their Individualized Educational Plans, (I.E.P.s).  Instructional services such as Speech therapy and Adapted P.E., as well as Services for the Visually Impaired are also provided for this purpose.

Special education provides services for students with disabilities ages 3-21 years of age, and 0 to 3 years of age for those with Visual Impairments or Auditory Impairments.

Maribelle Elizondo, Director 
Special Education Department
1619 Galveston Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501
Ph: (956) 632-3285 | FAX: (956) 632-3269
R.G.V. Down Syndrome Association is inviting parents, siblings, and adults with disabilities to attend this informative workshop!  To be held February 23, 2019 at South Texas College, Copper Center, from 8 am-2 pm