Special Education

Our Mission:

The desired outcome for 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 Goal:

The goal of the McAllen I.S.D. Special Education Department is to meet the various needs of students with disabilities in order for them to succeed to their maximum potential, by providing 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 are provided to enable them to progress on their Individualized Educational Plans (I.E.P.s). An array of services is offered to best meet the needs of all of our students.  Special education provides services for students with disabilities ages 3-21 years of age, and from birth to 3 years of age for those with Visual Impairments or Auditory Impairments.

We strongly believe that by meeting the various needs of our students, we can support students to become productive and cherished members of our community.  

Maribelle Elizondo, Director 

Special Education Department
2185 N. Broadway St.
McAllen, TX 78501
Ph: (956) 632-3285 | FAX: (956) 657-3269

New Information Special Education Updates:

New Special Education Director for Teaching & Learning & RDSPD Director Dr. Sandra Pitchford & Liza Lara Thursday, July 29, 2021 Staff Development Center 1601 N. 27th Ln. McAllen, TX Texas our Texas 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM