Department of Special Education

Spring 2020 Resources and News Updates

Dear teachers, parents, and other friends

Like all members of the Judson ISD educational family we have been working hard to bring you the latest information in the easiest and most efficient ways during this uncertain time. What is certain is that we will continue to strive to meet our department's goal of ensuring that all students with disabilities are provided valuable daily educational experiences which will prepare each student for a lifetime of meaningful and purposeful living. We are so proud of our amazing teachers and other support staff!


Sincerely,


Your Department of Special Education

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April is Autism Awareness Month

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Social Story Explaining the Corona Virus by Carol Gray

Carol Gray is world-renowned originator of the social story. Social stories are known to be a highly effective intervention for many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Education Service Center, Region 20 - Autism Resources

Find links to multiple visual supports, sample schedules, social emotional guides, and behavior interventions such as token systems!

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Some GOOD News!

Brand new resources: The Department of Special Education has been communicating and sharing remote learning resources with our fabulous special education teachers, campus principals, and other support staff in a variety of new ways! Over the last few weeks our department staff has developed several new How-to guides for navigating everything from holding ARD meetings via Zoom to sharing confidential documents with our parent and guardians in a safe and secure manner online!


Teachers and staff: We have developed a Google Site for sharing, commenting, and collaborating on multiple social emotional online resources, activities, and lesson plans to meet all needs of our students, in addition to academics! We also provide a living online Question and Answer forum to provide update to date and accurate information to our teachers 24 hours a day.


Parents and Guardians: We have developed an online learning resource page accessible on our JISD Department website and in the link below with additional academic and social emotional resources including websites, activities, videos, and more.

Department of Special Education Online Resources

Academic and social emotional resources for teachers and parents.

Additional Parent Resources

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Created by parents, for parents...this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents get educated about youth behavioral issues including substance abuse, attention disorders, depression, and more.
Offering multiple and varied Texas resources in the area of special education for educators and families of students receiving or considering special education services.

Judson ISD Department of Special Education Services

We are always here for you!


If you have any questions or need help with these resources, please contact us and we will make sure and direct your question, comment, or concern to the correct resource!


Our points of contact include:


Theresa Arocha-Gill - tarochagill@judsonisd.org

Director, Department of Special Education


Yvonne Romero - yromero@judsonisd.org

Secretary, Department of Special Education


Stay well!


Your Judson ISD Department of Special Education Staff