Inclusive Services and Practices

September 2020

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Dear Region 16 Educators,

1. You are AMAZING!

2. You can do anything.

3. Positivity is a choice.

4. Celebrate your individuality.

5. You are prepared to succeed!

As we embark on a year like no other - remember, you are a teacher LIKE NO OTHER!

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Region 16 SPED PLC: Planning for 2020 Unknown

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 3:30-5pm

This is an online event.

Participants will collaborate with other special education professionals and Region 16 consultants on a variety of topics including: relevant best practices and resources, targeted instructional strategies, IEP implementation, assistive technology, classroom management and appropriate learning environments, dyslexia support, all things ARD, and TEA updates.

The PLC will take place once every six weeks.

Click HERE to register!

Have you heard about ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL??

Accommodation Central is a hub for all things accommodations in the state of Texas. Operated by Region 13 ESC, their mission is to provide everything you need in one place: accommodations that support student learning, relevant examples, steps for implementation, practical tips, and details about state testing allowability.


We Are Here for You!

Region 16 IS consultants have worked tirelessly to offer ONLINE sessions and courses to meet your professional development needs. Use the "Search" feature to customize your preferences. CLICK THE YELLOW BUTTON TO LEARN MORE!

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Texas Education Agency outlines options for school districts to adjust 2020-21 calendar in response to COVID-19

The Texas Education Agency has acknowledged the 2020-21 school year is likely to be disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic that halted in-person learning in many districts in mid-March.

According to a the agency's website, the TEA anticipates short-term disruptions to instruction and an increase in student absenteeism, with some students consistently absent due to COVID-19.

To minimize disruptions, the TEA has created school calendar scenarios that can adjust for learning loss. Projections show the possibility of a year’s worth of progress lost in math for students.
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Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training

Needing support for your students with Autism? TSLAT is full of relevant virtual training and videos. Our very own Cynthia Davis, here at Region 16, can also help! Contact her at

Meet the Region 16 Special Education Staff!

Welcome to another school year!

We have a fantastic team of consultants ready to serve you, along with a few new faces.

Casey Tague - Administrative Assistant

Amy Duggan - Special Education Liaison

Beth Waddell - Low Incidence and Assistive Technology

Crissy McDaniel - Evaluation

Cynthia Davis - Early Childhood Special Education and Autism

Greg Johnston - Special Education Liaison

Haley Esters - Dyslexia and MTSS

Heidi Brewer - Inclusive Services and Practices

Jamie Webb - Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Kelisa Nelson - Coordinator

Sara Honea - Behavior

Winston Smith - Related Services (Orientation and Mobility)