The mission of the Lytle ISD Special Education Department is to provide supportive and challenging opportunities for individual successes so that all our students will become productive members of their communities. Our goal is to design a quality program for students with special needs to obtain skills that will assist them in becoming self-sufficient and independent adults.
Special Education Contact Info - 19125 Prairie St. Lytle, Texas 78052 - P (830) 709-5128
Lori Ralph, Occupational Therapist
Susan Broussard, Physical Therapist
Dr. Ron Schraer, School Pyschologist
Parent and Community Involvement - We believe the parental and community involvement is essential to quality education. When parents participate, they become partners in the planning and teaching of their child.
Referral for Special Education - The referral process begins with a call to the student’s campus counselor, beginning the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. This process can be explained by your student’s campus counselor. Referrals can be made by: parents or guardians or other family members teachers adult student (18 years or older).
Disabilities - Speech or Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism ,Visual Impairment, Auditory Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, NCEC (Ages 3-5)
Instructional Settings- (1) Mainstream/Inclusion: Providing Special Education and related services according to Individual Education Plans to students whose instruction and related services are provided in general education with Special Education support. (2) Homebound: Providing Special Education services for students confined to home/hospital a minimum of 4 weeks and requiring licensed physician’s documentation. (3) Speech Therapy: Providing speech therapy services. (4) Resource/Related Services: Providing Special Education and related services in a setting other than general education for less that 50% of the student’s school day. (5) Self-Contained Mild/Moderate/Severe: Providing Special Education instruction and related services to student in a Special Education program for more than 50% of the student’s school day. (6) Non Public Day School: Providing Special Education and related services through a contractual agreement with an approved nonpublic day school. (7) Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC): Providing Special Education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regularly scheduled direct involvement by Special Education staff. (8) Residential Care and Treatment Facility: Providing Special Education and related services to students that have a disability and reside in care treatment facility, and whose parents do not reside within the boundaries of the school district providing educational services to the student. (9) Off Home Campus: Providing Special Education and related services to students that meet one of the following criteria: (a) The student is one of a group of students from more than one school district served at a single location in another school district when a FAPE is not available in the sending district . (b) The student is provided instruction by school district personnel in a facility (other than a nonpublic day school) not operated by a school district. 118 (c) The student is in a self-contained program at a separate campus operated by your school district that provides only special education and related services.
Child Find- Children from birth through age 22, who are blind and/or deaf, and children from 3 through 21 years of age with other disabilities are eligible for a free appropriate, public education.
Support Services- Counseling Services, Occupational Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Services, Physical Therapy, Transportation, Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment, Psychological Services, Extended School Year, Information and Referral for Community Services, Speech Therapy, Inclusion, Transition Services
An Opportunity for Every Child- Special Education provides a continuum of child-centered and supportive services combined to meet the needs of eligible students with disabilities ages birth through 21 years. Students with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in an education that is designed to meet individual needs. Students are served in an educational environment which meets their educational needs. The goal is to provide students valuable daily educational experiences, which will in turn lead to preparation for a lifetime of meaningful living.