Exceptional Student Support

Tulsa Public Schools - March 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We are on the downhill slope of the 2018 - 2019 school. Hard to believe we are almost to Spring Break.


I wanted to share a few bits of information tomorrow 3/13 Goodwill Tulsa will be holding a Self - Advocacy Fair. This fair is always well attended and vendors from various community agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. The fair is from 9am - 2pm. I have attached the flyer below with more information.


Who can attend?

Any child or parent/guardian that has a child on an IEP from elementary all the way up to high schools.


Why should I attend?

To gather resources for you and your child on didn't transition programs and or college information. Some agencies have a wait list of 13 yrs before services will begin. Starting early looking into options is a great way to gather information and ideas.

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Elementary School Years

Accomplishing certain tasks throughout a child’s school years will make moving into and out of each stage smoother, and help to ensure the student will have the best possible outcomes. That’s why planning for Transition is an important aspect of the Individual Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities.


The Elementary school years are the time to share resources with families so they can apply for benefits from Developmental Disabilities Services, Social Security, and SoonerCare. From the earliest stages, the student should begin learning skills for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy. IEP teams should also consider whether the student would benefit from Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), and Assistive Technology (AT). ABLE Tech can help educators with considering AEM and AT for students. Request an AT Consultation, or email Kimberly.Berry@okstate.edu for assistance.


This information is based on the Oklahoma Secondary Transition Planning Folder developed by the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council in coordination with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma Department of Education. For more information visit https://orc.okstate.edu/



Linda Jaco, Director
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: abletech@okstate.edu


Kimberly Berry, Assistive Technology Teacher
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: abletech@okstate.edu

SMART IEP Goals are Measurable!

By Andrew M.I. Lee, J.D.


Your child’s IEP will have annual goals that lay out what he’ll be working toward over the school year. To help him get the most out of the IEP, those goals shouldn’t be vague or general. Instead, they should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented and Time-bound.



At a Glance

  • SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented and Time-bound.
  • Having SMART IEP goals can help your child get the most out of special education.
  • A SMART IEP goal will be realistic for your child to achieve and will lay out how your child will accomplish it.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Thank you to all who supported TPS - Special Olympics. The final total raised was $1,605. We are going to make the Polar Plunge bigger and better next year. We have lots of wonderful things being planned. Below are just a few of the pictures that were taken. There will be a video coming soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDHP2Rx4z_E