The session will center on how to support communication for those with autism.


The Aldine Independent School District will host a meeting and training session for parents of students with autism on Thursday, February 13, at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center (1865 Aldine Bender Road), from 6-7:30 p.m.

The district is committed to ensuring all students learn at their optimal level and be given the opportunity to be an active member in the least restrictive environment. Within their academic placement, students with autism spectrum disorder are given specialized support to meet their educational, social, and emotional needs. The district’s program focuses on helping students develop appropriate communication and interactive behaviors both at home and in community settings.

“We have created a multi-disciplinary team approach which meets the student’s individual needs,” said Tommie V. Elmore, special education program director. “Members of the team collaboratively formulate strategies, evaluate each child’s curriculum, modify and/or differentiate when necessary, and continually reassess the child’s progress. Each classroom teacher has access to a special education teacher, behavior consultant, and psychologist.”

Families Play an Active Part in Their Child’s Education

Elmore stressed that family involvement is another critical aspect of our program. Families are encouraged to play an active part in their child’s education. Parent support groups, home visits, and team meetings are in place to make our partnership program the most effective model.

The district is offering a meeting and training session for parents of students with autism. If you or someone you know would benefit from this opportunity, please attend or share it with others you know.

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Where: M.O. Campbell Educational Center (Room 104), 1865 Aldine Bender Road • Houston, TX 77032
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Gabriela Sandoval, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Topic: How to support communication for those with autism.

The district invites the whole family to attend. Child care will be provided in Room 101.

If you have any questions about the district’s programs for students with autism or about the session, please call Tommie V. Elmore at (281) 985-6609 or Annette Easley at (281) 985-6263.