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.