Welcome to the Special Education Department
For more information on Special Education services, contact:
Special Education Director
Phone: 361-972-5491 Ext. 1045
Our district's Special Education Department includes Special Education, Dyslexia, and Response to Intervention (RTI) services. These programs are coordinated between the central office staff and campuses, but the services are provided on campuses.
- Palacios ISD provides a wide variety of services to students, including:
- speech therapy
- psychological services
- occupational therapy
- a teacher for students with auditory or visual impairments
- physical therapy
- special transportation
- home-bound services
- orientation and mobility services
- transition planning for post-secondary goals
- individual education plans for each student in Special Education
For students who need specific dyslexia testing, services and/or accommodation, PISD provides a teacher trained in both assessment and dyslexia services with students and staff.
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person's progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. This guide will continually be updated. For more information on the Texas Transition and Employment Guide click here.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact our Special Education office at 361-972-5491 Ext. 1045, or contact your child's campus.
Parents of Pre-K aged children (3-5) are encouraged to complete the CDC Child Development Checklist before requesting an assessment.
If your child is not enrolled in a Palacios ISD school, you may also visit this page for more information, including a referral form found below.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PALACIOS ISD DOES NOT COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. If you complete a request when school is out during this time, you will likely not receive a call from an assessor 15 days from the start of school.:
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.Updates in Special Education SB 139 Notice to parents - English
Actualizaciones en Educación Especial SB 139 Aviso a los padres - Español
Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
Texas Transition and Employment Guide Website
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Guía de Transición y Empleo de Texas - Español