The mission of the Special Education Department is to support the schools in extending and improving learning opportunities for students with disabilities in accordance with state, federal, and local policies and procedures so that students are able to participate in instruction and related services to the fullest extent. This will be accomplished by working with district offices and schools to develop and implement programs and activities that will meet the needs of disabled students and by collaborating with schools and district staff and parents to ensure that disabled students are fully included in the school's instructional and extracurricular programs in accordance with least restrictive environment (LRE).
Aldine Independent School District proudly serves well over 4,000 students with disabilities each year. We are dedicated to providing every student with an effective Individualized Education Program in the least restrictive environment. With innovative and progressive service delivery models, nationally recognized staff, ongoing and specialized staff development and expert supervision and support, we are committed to offering not only appropriate educational services, but also services of the highest in quality.
Aldine ISD provides training in the most successful and research-based techniques in the educational field. Our leadership staff is composed of a group of experts with a variety of specialties. Additionally, many of our teachers are practiced trainers in various respected methods. Examples of current training includes:
- Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions
- Tools for Instruction and Assessment
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI)
- Instructional Strategies
- Standards Based IEPs
- Student Assessment
- Alternative Assessment
- Assistive Technology
- Accommodations and Modifications for the Diverse Learner