You are your child's first and most important teacher.
Parents are valued partners in Pflugerville ISD, where we believe that successful learning is achieved through strong connections with parents and all sectors of our community. In our pursuit of providing an exemplary education for the students of Pflugerville ISD, we must depend on our dedicated parents and our students’ guardians to help our students be successful. We encourage you to be involved in your child’s education and to communicate with his or her teacher.
Acronyms Used in Special Education
A list of acronyms related to Special Education that you may hear used at Pflugerville ISD.
Texas Transition and Employment Guides
Higher Education Resource Guides
Summer Camp Guides for Students with Special Needs
Video Surveillance Request Guidelines and Forms
Information about cameras in the classroom and request forms.
For parents of students in ECSE:
Parent Companion: A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children birth to 5 years of age with diagnosed or suspected disabilities. The website, created by parents of children with disabilities, offers information on disabilities, agencies, services, and developmental milestones, as well as advice and inspiration.
Learn the Signs, Act Early! From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
The ECTA Center for Families: The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center website was created to help families understand their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, connect with other families, and find resources related to caring for young children with disabilities.
NAEYC for Families: The National Association for the Education of Young Children site offers research-based resources, tips and ideas to support early childhood development.
For parents of students receiving speech services:
Bilinguistics offers an abundance of resources on communication disorders.
Speaking of Speech is a school-related website with free materials, advice and communication-related lesson ideas.
Jill Kuzma's website is chockful of ideas for educators supporting social-emotional language skills.
Speech Snacks is an SLP-created blog full of fun, functional, food-themed learning experiences that help grow language.
Speech is Beautiful offers materials in Spanish to support language skills.
Mommy Speech Therapy provides tips and techniques to get parents started in helping their child's speech development.
Teach Me to Talk sells products for parents and professionals to develop language in toddlers.
For parents of students with autism spectrum disorder:
For parents of students with a visual impairment:
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Resources page
For parents of children of all ages who have disabilites or chronic illness:
Texas Parent to Parent: Resources pageCommunity AgenciesThe information provided below may provide helpful resources to facilitate individual success. Please let us know if a link needs attention or if additional resources should be added.
Funding and Services
Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
Program-HCS provides individualized services and supports to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are living with their family, in their own home or in other community settings, such as small group homes.
Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
Provides home- and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities or a related condition (ICF-MR/RC). A related condition is a disability, other than intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 and that affects the ability to function in daily life.
In-Home and Family Support Program (DADS)
This program provides direct grant benefits to people who have physical disabilities and or their families to help them purchase services that enable them live in the community. Eligible people choose and purchase services that help them to remain in their own homes.
Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Department of Health - provides case management and supports family-centered, community based strategies for improving quality of life for children with special health care needs.
Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP)
Department of Human Services- provides a variety of services.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Monthly payment and/or Medicaid; dependent on income and disability.
(512) 916-5404 or Toll Free (800) 772-1213.
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Advocacy for Texans who are deaf or hard of hearing (all ages). Services and programs for Texans who are blind or visually impaired (all ages), including transition services (ages 13-22). Assistance in vocational rehabilitation and job counseling for Texans with disabilities (all ages).
For information in regard to the above websites, please contact these agencies directly.