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Special Education Cooperative

August 01, 2021
Sunday

Joanne (Jodi) Ferguson, Associate Director • (361) 561-8551joanne.ferguson@esc2.us

Linda Riddle, Administrator • (361) 561-8508linda.riddle@esc2.us

The Education Service Center, Region 2, Special Education Support Services focus on improving student performance and program effectiveness for individuals with disabilities from age three through age 21 as specified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. Special education specialists provide administrative and program support through leadership, professional development, and technical assistance to LEAs in the region. LEAs who join the cooperative will be able to access trainings and onsite support at a reduced rate.

Special Education Specialists collaborate with other specialists across the service center to ensure the inclusion of and consideration for the needs of students with disabilities. Special education staff members provide insight and guidance on issues of accountability, student performance, and factors that affect the performance of students with disabilities.

Services

Reduced fee for onsite consultation

Reduced fee for onsite professional development

Custom designed trainings such as:

  • Facilitated planning
  • Instructional coaching
  • Classroom observations
  • TEKS Resource System support for special education
  • TEKS alignment support for STAAR ALT-2

 

Our Priority

  • Achievement of students with disabilities
  • State and federal accountability support
  • Access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities
  • High-quality professional learning opportunities
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Educator training on research-based effective instructional strategies
  • First point of contact for students, parents, district, and community stakeholders in areas of special education
  • Professional development focused on research-based trainings to support students in the least restrictive environment, and access to and progress in the general education curriculum
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