Kate Patterson, Director
Phone: (830) 833-4365
Fax: (830) 833-9245
Special education and related services are specially designed instructional services developed to support students with disabilities within the general curriculum. The intent of the support services is to enable all students with disabilities to make progress in the general curriculum, to participate in extracurricular and nonacademic activities, and to be educated and participate with disabled and non disabled peers in the public school system. Special Education Services are provided at no cost to parents.
Students qualifying for special education support have needs that will often require support that goes beyond what is normally received in the regular school/classroom setting. Services, as determined appropriate by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee, are available in many different instructional settings.
Services may include:
A full range of support for grades K-12 are available on every campus as well as Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) for students age 3-5 who qualify. Students ranging from 18-21 who are graduating under an Individual Education Plan may attend the 18+ Program.
Blanco ISD also provides support in communication skills, life skills, vocational skills and behavior interventions for qualified students. Related services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services and adaptive physical education for students meeting eligibility criteria for these specific interventions.
To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and be identified as having a disability in one of the following areas:
For more information regarding Special Education services contact:
Director of Special Education
814 Eleventh Street
Blanco, TX 78606