- Program and Support Services
The Conroe ISD provides a continuum of special education services and placement options for students with disabilities in order to meet their individual needs. This continuum includes services such as external support, accommodations, and modifications, in-class support, co-teaching, specialized support, home instruction and instruction in hospitals and institutions.
The following descriptions explain the instructional arrangements which may be considered for students with disabilities:
- Inclusion is an instructional arrangement provided for special education supports to a student in the general classroom in accordance with the student’s IEP. Special education personnel (including paraprofessionals) provide direct or indirect services to the student as determined by the IEP.
- Mainstream is an instructional arrangement that occurs when special education supports such as accommodations, modifications & related services are provided within the general education classroom during the instructional day.
- Speech Therapy is an instructional arrangement for providing speech therapy services. Students who have a speech impairment and receive only speech therapy are not eligible to be counted for any other instructional arrangement.
- Resource is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction and related services in a setting other than the general education classroom.
- Self-contained, mild/moderate/severe, regular campus is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction and related services for 50 percent or more of the school day on a regular school campus.
- Homebound is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to eligible students with disabilities who are medically unable to attend school at the campus site.
- Non-public day school is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to students through a contractual arrangement with an approved non-public school for special education services.
- Vocational Adjustment Class is an instructional arrangement for high school students providing special education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regular supervision by the transition teacher.
- Residential is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction to students with a contractual arrangement with an approved residential non-public school.
Full-Day Services: Conroe ISD offers a variety of programs that provide full-day services in a special education setting. Typically students placed in these settings require a highly structured environment and intensive instruction in specific areas. If the ARD Committee makes the determination that a student may need this type of structure for part or all of the school day, the committee will base that decision on current data.
The self-contained programs available in Conroe ISD include:
Autism Intervention and Management (AIM)
The AIM program is designed to meet the needs of students with Autism and other Social/Behavior disorders. The AIM program provides direct instruction to assist students with communication, social skills, and behavioral regulation.
|Coordinator||Amy Longaker||Amy Longaker||936-709-7685|
Expanding Horizons Adult Transition Services (ATS)
Adult Transition Services (ATS) are designed for students who have met high school graduation requirements but require additional supports to facilitate the transition to adult life beyond the age of 18. Services are completely in the community in age appropriate environments.
|Specialist||Felicia Caraway||Felicia Caraway||936-709-8168|
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services are offered to students with identified developmental delays who are three years of age to kindergarten age.
|K-4 Coordinator||Elizabeth Villalta||Elizabeth Villalta||936-709-7812|
LIFE (Living in Functional Environments) Skills
LIFE (Living in Functional Environments) Skills services are designed to provide students with significant cognitive disabilities an educational program focusing on life skills such as personal care, pre-vocational activities, communication, functional academics and/or social skills.
|K-4 Â & Flex K-6 Coordinator||Elizabeth Villalta||Elizabeth Villalta||936-709-7812|
|5-12 Coordinator||Krystal Vincent||Krystal Vincent||936-709-7674|
RISE (Reaching Individual Student Expectations)
RISE services are designed to meet the needs of students with significant cognitive, communication, behavior, and/or social needs. It is an educational program that supports the student’s intense and complex needs, including academic needs, that require access to a modified or alternate curriculum to access the grade level TEKS.
|Â Coordinator||Amy Longaker||Amy Longaker||936-709-7685|
The Social Development Classroom provides comprehensive behavioral and academic instruction, direct social skills instruction and behavior support in a highly structured, environment for students within Special Education whose behavior severely hinders their achievement in the school setting.
|Coordinator||Lauren Hickman||Lauren Hickman||936-709-7670|
TRAILS (Transition Reflecting Adult Independent Living Skills)
Adult Transition Services (ATS) are designed for students who have met high school graduation requirements but require additional supports to increase independence on life skills such as personal care, vocational activities, communication, and/or social skills.
|Administrator||Lizette Fernandez||Lizette Fernandez||936-709-7889|
The TRAILS program is located in the Hauke Building at 701 N. Third St. Conroe, TX 77301.