Special Education

South Plains Educational Co-op is a shared services arrangement with nine school districts: Anton, Levelland, Meadow, Morton, Ropes, Smyer, Sun- down, Whiteface and Whitharral. SPECO makes available to all students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education which includes special education and related services to meet the unique needs of each student. The Federal regulations and State Board of Education rules assure that this education to students with disabilities will be provid- ed in the least restrictive environment, and the South Plains Educational Co-op abides by the Fed- eral and State guidelines.

The support staff include educational diagnosticians, instructional supervisors, counselors, li- censed school specialists in school psychology, occupational therapist, physical therapists, speech pathologists, a behavior specialist, a teacher of the visually impaired and an adaptive physical educa- tion teacher. The program is funded by Federal funds (IDEA-B), local funds and revenue from the nine districts participating in the SSA/Coop. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process

This site provides access to important legal infor- mation for parents and families of students with disa- bilities. It is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. Important documents included on this website in- clude:

  •   Notice of Procedural Safeguards
    Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Proteccion

  •   A guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process

    Guia para el Proceso do Admision, Revision, y Retiro

  •   Side-by-side View of Special Education Rules & Regulations

    https://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx 


OTHER SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

Texas Project FIRST

www.texasprojectfirst.org

A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.

Disability Fact Sheet

http://nichcy.org/disability

Defines individual disabilities, offers tips for parents and teachers and provides links to other important resources and disability organizations.

Transition Employment Guide

www.transitionintexas.org/Page/143

Provides detailed information and resources regarding the transition and graduation process for students with disabilities.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

www.contactlubbock.org

Mental Health Crisis Intervention

www.lubbockmhmr.org 



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