Special Programs & Services News
Message from the Team:
What a year! I am amazed at how our students and staff continue to demonstrate resiliency, grit and perseverance during an unpredictable school year. We have many celebrations, successes and triumphs from this year and we could not have done it without the support of our parents and community. As we wrap up 2020-2021, I hope you take a few moments with your student(s) to reflect on goals they reached and areas of opportunity for growth for the upcoming year. We look forward to celebrating with our students as they graduate in a few weeks from high school, 18+ services and Project SEARCH. We are proud of all of the accomplishments of our students. Each and every day, our students show that nothing is out of reach and our students can and will achieve.
Executive Director of Special Programs and Services
May Parent Education Nights
- May 6th - Parent Support Group: Autism
- May 11th - Parent Education Night - How to Keep Students Engaged During the Summer
- May 13th - Parent Support Group: Medically Fragile
- May 19th - Transition to Adulthood - Think College
- May 20th- AAC Family Chat
- May 26th - Autism Parent Training Course - Building Independence
Parent Programming Survey
There may be a situation that your family, or someone you know, is facing and you are not sure where to turn. Here is a handy community resource guide that can be used as a support in the event of crisis. This at a glance guide contains resources for mental health, medical, and financial support.
Texas Parent 2 Parent
Texas Parent 2 Parent is hosting a free 3 Part Series on Pathways to Adulthood this month! These workshops will help prepare families for their students’ transition to adulthood. All webinars are scheduled for 1:30-3pm CST. Click here to view their flyers and RSVP.
Kylie Schafers practicing community transportation skills
(left to right) VI teacher Kallie Kirkland, Kylie Schafers, O&M Loni Girdler, and Colby Norwat
Colby Norwat riding Metro
Leander Independent Vocational Education (LIVE) Celebration
On Tuesday, April 27th LISD hosted our annual LIVE celebration. Our Live Celebration honors students with disabilities who are learning job skills for volunteer and paid work opportunities. We also honor our community partners, who so willingly provide a place for our students to practice these skills or to become a paid worker. You can view the celebration here.
14 minutes - South Side Schools (VHS, VRHS, CPHS)
1 hr 19 minutes - 18+ Community (Crompton, McCarthy, McCollum)
2 hr 35 minutes - 18+ Independence (Gauna, Thomas, Gill)
3 hr 50 minutes - North Side Schools (RHS, LHS, GHS)