Special Education

Woodson Independent School District Special Education services are provided to enhance appropriate educational opportunities for students with disabilities. With high expectations for success, students with disabilities are prepared to become life-long learners and contributing members of the community.

WISD provides special educational services to students with disabilities as provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004. The District has the duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if the child is eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities.

For more information for parents and families regarding special education, please visit TEA's Parent and Family Resources page. Also, we encourage you to visit Big 4 SSA for more information about services available.



Table of Contents for the Online Guide

Section 1: Self-Advocacy, Person-Directed Planning, and Self-Determination

Section 2: Transition Services

Section 3: Employment and Supported Employment Services

Section 4: Social Security Programs

Section 5: Community and Long-Term Services and Supports

Section 6: Post-secondary Educational Programs and Services

Section 7: Information Sharing with Health and Human Services Agencies and Providers

Section 8: Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship

Section 9: Contact Information for All Relevant State Agencies

Section 10: Texas Transition and Employment Guide Definitions

Section 11: Transition in Texas Timeline

At age 18, all individuals, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, reach the legal age of majority. This means that a parent can no longer make decisions legally on behalf of their children. Most people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities can manage their own affairs with assistance and guidance from others, such as family and friends. If guardianship is necessary, it should be tailored to the person's needs. Families considering guardianship should learn more about the process and other options available before making a final decision. It's never too early to start learning and preparing for your child's future.