DISD Special Education Dept.

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05/30/2024

Attention DHS Graduates of the Class of 2023:

The Texas Education Agency wants to know if you are enrolled in a college/university, training program, military, or employed.
You will receive a call, text, email, or postcard in the mail asking you to take a short survey about your school experience.
It's a quick 5-10 minute survey with multiple choice questions.
It's private and confidential (no names shared).
Your school will use the information to learn what works and how to improve.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/21/2024

Don't forget to join us for our last parent meeting of the year!
See you then!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/20/2024

Parents,

We need your valuable input! Help us improve our special education meetings to better meet your needs and those of your children. Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey. Your feedback is crucial in making our meetings more effective and tailored to support your family's unique requirements.

Thank you for your participation and support!

English: https://forms.gle/tEhHFHBzHXApogLr5
Spanish: https://forms.gle/b9dfFcEAvbXwUhpm8

05/18/2024

🌟 Happy National Speech-Language Pathologist Day! 🌟

Today, we celebrate and express our heartfelt appreciation for our incredible Speech-Language Pathologist Team! Your expertise, dedication, and compassion make a profound difference in the lives of our students every day. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to helping our students communicate and thrive.

Join us in giving a big shoutout to our amazing SLPs and SLPAs for all the wonderful work they do! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Sandra Barrera, SLP
Evelyn Cardenas, SLP
Veronica Castillo, SLPA
Blanca Garcia, SLPA
Connie Gonzalez, SLPA
Illiana Gonzales, SLPA
Vanessa Elizondo Herrera, SLP
Ana Montelongo, SLP
Diana Morrison, SLP
Christina Reyes, SLPA
Jessica Rocha, SLP
Demetrio Siordia, SLP
Sandra Panola, SLP

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/16/2024

🌟 Congratulations to our STEPP Students! 🌟

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our STEPP students who recently participated in and completed Pre-Employment Transition Services camps through Advocates Searching for Independent (ASI), Working For You (W4U) and Texas Workforce Commission / Vocational Rehabilitation Services! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

During a special celebration, our students were awarded certificates of completion for their hard work, dedication, and determination. πŸŽ“πŸ’ͺ We are immensely proud of their progress and commitment to building essential skills for their future success. 🌟

Photos from Donna Independent School District's post 05/14/2024

πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ Congratulations to Our Special Education Teachers! πŸŒŸπŸŽ“

We are thrilled to announce and celebrate the incredible achievement of our Special Education teachers who have recently earned their Master's degrees! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Your dedication to continuous learning and professional growth is truly inspiring, and we are so proud to have such dedicated educators shaping the future of our students. 🌟

Your hard work, passion, and expertise in special education are invaluable assets to our school community. We are confident that your advanced knowledge and skills will further enhance the support and opportunities we provide to all students. 🌈✨

Please join us in congratulating our amazing Special Education teachers on this well-deserved accomplishment! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/13/2024

Parents: Friendly Reminder...Deadline for Parent Survey is coming up on May 17. If selected, don't forget to respond.

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/10/2024

We are thrilled to invite you to the final Parent Meeting of the school year!

Save the date for Wednesday, May 22!

We look forward to seeing you there and engaging in meaningful dialogue about enhancing our students' behavioral health together.

See flyer for details.

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/09/2024

Parent Leadership Financial Fiesta offered by Region One & Gear Up.
See flyers for more details!

05/08/2024

🌟 Honoring Nurse Jackson! 🌟

Today, we want to shine a spotlight on Nurse Esperanza Jackson! Her dedication, compassion, and expertise in caring for our STEPP (18+) students and department are truly exceptional. Her kindness, patience, and positive energy make a significant impact on our students and everyone around her.

Join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to Nurse Jackson for her unwavering commitment and outstanding contributions to our Runn Facility. Thank you for all that you do, Nurse Jackson!

Happy National School Nurse Day!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/08/2024

🌟 Teacher Appreciation Post 🌟

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to express our immense gratitude for the phenomenal educators who light up our schools with their passion and dedication. To all our teachers, you are the heart and soul of our educational community. Thank you for being beacons of inspiration, knowledge, and kindness. Here's to celebrating you and the incredible impact you make each day!

A special shout out to the students from the STEPP Program who worked tirelessly to craft amazing teacher gifts. Thank you for sharing your talents and spreading joy with your thoughtful gestures! ❀

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/03/2024

🌟 Friendly Reminder! 🌟

Don't forget about the upcoming Special Olympics Health Fair, focusing on promoting wellness and fitness for all students! πŸ…

This event is a fantastic opportunity for our students and athletes to receive health screenings, learn about nutrition, and participate in fun activities to stay active and healthy.

See flyer for details.

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/02/2024

🌟 Celebrating Success with STEPP (18+) Students! 🌟

Our 18+ students enjoyed a well-deserved break and a fun day out bowling, savoring delicious pizza, and socializing with friends. πŸŽ³πŸ•

The smiles on their faces say it all! Moments like these remind us why we do what we doβ€”to see our students happy, thriving, and enjoying life to the fullest. We're incredibly proud of each and every one of them!

Their hard work and dedication truly deserve to be celebrated! Here's to more days of joy, friendship, and success ahead for our remarkable STEPP 18+ students! 🌟

05/01/2024

Enrollment at South Texas College is in full swing! β€πŸŽ“

Students (graduating or dual credit students) who have enrolled in classes for Summer or Fall 2024 and need assistance in applying for classroom accommodations are invited to attend an Open House Event.

During the Open House, students will tour the campus, learn about student services and CSAS Staff will be available to assist students in completing their application for classroom accommodations and uploading their documentation.

Graduating seniors or first-time dual credit students may request accommodations.
See flyer for details.

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 05/01/2024

🌟 Last Chance! Join Us at STEPP Market Days Today! 🌟

Haven't had a chance to visit STEPP Market Days yet? Don't worry, there's still time! ⏰

In addition to their thrift items, today students have made delicious chicken salad sandwiches, lemonade, cupcakes, and cookies.
Come on over and support our 18+ students!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/30/2024

Don't forget to join us today and tomorrow for our Market Days!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/26/2024

🌟 Join Us at Our STEPP Pop-Up Market Days! 🌟

You're invited to experience the creativity and talent of our 18+ students at our upcoming Pop-Up Market Days! πŸŽ‰

πŸ“… Dates: Tuesday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 1
⏰ Time: 10am - 2pm
πŸ“ Location: DISD Central Office Board Room

Discover a wide range of treasures, including:
πŸ›οΈ Items from our Thrift Store
🍰 Delicious Baked Goods
πŸ₯ͺ Tasty Chicken Salad Sandwiches
🎨 Unique Student-Made Crafts

It's the perfect opportunity to support our students and find one-of-a-kind items!
Don't miss out on our Pop-Up Market Days β€” see you there! 🌟

04/24/2024

🌟 Honoring Our Exceptional Administrative Professionals! 🌟

Today, we celebrate the incredible dedication and hard work of our three outstanding administrative professionals:
🌸Mrs. Delia Pena, Secretary
🌸Mrs. Josie Richerson, PEIMS Clerk
🌸Mrs. Jessica Gonzales, Records Clerk

Today, and every day, we appreciate all that you do to make our department successful. Here's to our amazing administrative professionals! 🌟

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/22/2024

🌟 Attention Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Students! 🌟

We are excited to invite you to a special parent meeting dedicated to discussing important topics related to our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program. Your presence and input are invaluable as we work together to support the unique needs of our students.

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other parents, share experiences, and learn from each other. We encourage you to join us and be a part of this important discussion.

We look forward to seeing you there and working together to create a supportive and enriching environment for our DHH students!

See flyer for details.

04/17/2024

🌟Join us in celebrating National Assistive Technology Awareness Day on April 17, 2024! 🌟 The day honors people with disabilities who require assistive technology to access their education, workplace, community, and recreational activities. Let's recognize the incredible innovation of researchers, educators, and specialists who make AT accessible for all. Together, we can ensure everyone has the tools they need to thrive in education, work, and play. Texthelp

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/16/2024

Reminder: Parent Meeting tomorrow evening.
Refreshments and door prizes!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/15/2024

🌟 Celebrating National Sign Language Day! πŸ€ŸπŸŽ‰

Today, we join in celebrating the beauty, diversity, and importance of sign languages around the world! 🌍✨

Sign language is not just a means of communication; it's a vibrant expression of culture, identity, and inclusivity. πŸ€πŸ’™

Let's take a moment to appreciate the hard work and dedication of sign language interpreters, educators, and advocates who play a crucial role in bridging communication barriers and promoting accessibility for all. πŸ‘πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

See flyer for tips on how to communicate more effectively with the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Happy National Sign Language Day! Let's continue to embrace diversity and promote inclusivity every day. 🌟🀟

04/15/2024

🌟 Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month in Schools! 🌟

April is a time to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our School-Based Occupational Therapy team! πŸŽ‰πŸ“š

A huge round of applause to our dedicated OT professionals: Silia Robles, Sandra Leal, and Jerry Martinez! 🌟 Your passion for empowering students, creativity in therapy sessions, and unwavering commitment to their well-being are truly inspiring. πŸ‘πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Thank you for making a real difference in the lives of our students and helping them reach their full potential. 🌟 Let's continue to celebrate and support our amazing School-Based OT team this Occupational Therapy Month! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺ

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/12/2024

🍽️ Delicious News from STEPP! 🍽️

Our amazing 18+ students from DHS have been busy cooking up a storm, and this week, they've prepared a mouthwatering full meal featuring pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and stuffing! πŸ–πŸ₯”πŸŒ½

Their culinary skills are truly impressive, and we are so proud of their hard work and dedication in the kitchen. Not only are they honing their cooking abilities, but they are also learning valuable life skills that will serve them well in the future.

A huge round of applause to our talented students for creating such a delicious and wholesome meal. Keep up the fantastic work! 🌟

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/12/2024

🌟 Congratulations Todd Middle School! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce that Todd Middle School has won the Autism Fair Poster Contest and earned this year's Autism Awareness Spirit Stick! πŸŽ‰πŸ†

Their creativity, dedication, and commitment to promoting autism awareness have shone brightly through their exceptional poster design. We applaud their efforts in spreading understanding and acceptance for individuals with autism.

A special thank you to all the students, teachers, and staff at Todd Middle School for their enthusiastic participation.

Let's continue to foster a culture of inclusivity and compassion within our communities. Congratulations once again, Todd Middle School, on this well-deserved recognition!

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/12/2024

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners! πŸŽ‰

We were thrilled to announce the winners of the raffles held at yesterday's Autism Awareness Fair! Congratulations to our winners!

We also want to extend a huge thank you to our generous community partners for providing the amazing door prizes. Your contributions added excitement and joy to the fair, and we are grateful for your support in raising awareness about autism.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffles and made our fair a memorable and impactful event. Together, we are making a difference and promoting acceptance and understanding for individuals with autism.

Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/12/2024

🌟 Gratitude to Our Amazing Community Partners! 🌟

We want to extend a huge thank you to our incredible community partners for their invaluable participation in our district's Autism Awareness Fair. Your support and collaboration have made a significant impact in raising awareness and promoting understanding about autism.

From informative booths to engaging activities, your contributions helped create an inclusive and educational event that benefited everyone who attended. Together, we are making strides towards building a more inclusive and supportive community for individuals with autism and their families.

Thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to this important cause. Let's continue working together to create a world where everyone is embraced and valued for who they are.

Advocates Searching for Independence (ASI)
Behavioral Health Solutions: Empowering Communities
Besos y Caricias
Capable Kids
Chick-Fil-A
Easterseals Rio Grande Valley
Hidalgo County Head Start Program
Hidalgo County Health & Human
MET Motivation, Education, & Training
Region One Gear Up
Region One Migrant Program
Smiles Magic Dental
Superior Health Plan
Texas Workforce Solutions
UMOS Migrant/Seasonal Head Start
UTRGV Behavior & Child Development Lab
Valley Association for Independent Living
Valley Metro
Tropical TX Behavioral Health

Photos from Donna Independent School District's post 04/12/2024
Photos from DISD Special Education Dept.'s post 04/12/2024

πŸ“£ Attention Parents! Join Us for Our Next Special Education Parent Meeting πŸ“£

We're excited to invite all parents to our upcoming Special Education Parent Meeting scheduled for April 17th!

Date: April 17th, 5:30 PM
Location: Donna ISD Board Room

Hidalgo County Health and Human Services will be joining us to provide important insights and resources.

We value your input and participation, and we look forward to seeing you there!

See flyer for details!

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