Special Education Parent Connect

Lovejoy ISD

January 2023

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Lovejoy ISD Special Olympics

Our students had a ball competing in the Bowling Competition in Sherman, TX! Basketball is up next!
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Come Learn With Us!!

PACT Parent Training

We are so excited to welcome the PACT Project to Lovejoy for some parent training. The PACT Project is one of the four federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) operated by Partners Resource Network. They serve Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26 living in certain parts of Texas.

Lovejoy has partnered with PACT for three Parent Trainings:

February 9, 2023: Guide to the ARD Process

March 28, 2023: Assertiveness and Communication

April 13, 2023: Transition

Dyslexia Parent Night

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Region Trainings

Region 10 offers Monthly, Family-Focused Webinars just for parents! Click on the picture and it will link you to registration.

What's Happening on Campuses?

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Thank You, Sloan Creek Intermediate!

Sloan Teachers- Kathy Hale, Laura Alotaibi and Micaela Dulin

Sloan Paraprofessionals- Erika King, Suzanne Lovett and Aurielle Webb

Thank you for keeping kids first in your decision making. We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile for Lovejoy ISD.

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Lovejoy ISD- Special Education Advisory Committee

At the last Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting, the 2030 Strategic Target was discussed as well as the Special Education goals for the year. Members of the committee shared their input and narrowed down 2 focuses for the year.

Lovejoy 2030: Strategic Target

Lovejoy ISD will prioritize program reviews that evaluate program efficiency and program experience.


Utilize the district and campus improvement planning teams and district committees/teams to provide feedback, identify strengths, gaps and needs of programs to assist with evaluation and recommendations for improving the student experience.

Special Education Goals for the year:

  • Increase home-school communication

  • Enrichment opportunities

  • Investigate resources to empower parents and community

Focus for goals:

1. ARD Training for Parents

2. Student Support Process/Pathways- MTSS/RTI, 504, SPED, Dyslexia

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Texas A&M Parent Project

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University would like to offer training at no cost to Texas parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. This service is provided by a grant project entitled Coach to Communicate (C2C), sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The training includes a 1-hour self-paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Once complete, parents can choose to be paired with a coach for a more intensive 12-week training specific to their child’s communication needs (again, at no cost to parents). Shorter options of 2-5 coaching sessions are also available for parents, if better suited to their needs. Coaching is offered in English and Spanish.

To see training modules available, enroll at https://prep.catalog.instructure.com.

What is Special Education?

Special education instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability. It includes any related services needed for the student to benefit from his or her special education services. Special education is not a place, but a set of services and supports that can be provided in many ways and in many different settings. What special education looks like for an individual student is outlined in his or her IEP. The IEP is developed by a team referred to in Texas as the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee. The parent is a member of the ARD committee.

SPEDTex.org is a wonderful resource for parents that are new to Special Education even parents with some experience . They provide resources and answers to many frequently asked questions. Check it out!

What is Special Education?

Special and Gifted Education

What is SAGE?

A thriving partnership between parents, teachers and administration to enhance the education of every student while aiding them to achieve their highest potential.

What is the Purpose?

Create Awareness, Promote Connection and Provide Education= ACE

What are the Goals?

SAGE representatives will communicate regularly with the campus principal, celebrate calendar awareness days and hold events for connection and collaboration.

Click below to view the presentation recently shared at each campus SAGE meeting.

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