• Special Education Referral/Child Find
     

    School districts are required by law to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth through age 21 with known or suspected disabilities to determine whether they need special education and/or related services. Child Find is a free referral and information service. Pflugerville ISD serves children who live within its boundaries or attend a private or home school within its boundaries.

     

    Early Childhood Intervention

    ECI provides comprehensive developmental services to infants and toddlers birth through 36 months old who have a medical diagnosis, developmental delays or atypical development.

    For more information, contact these agencies:

    Preschool-Age Children

     Pflugerville ISD offers a continuum of services for children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities who qualify for the Early Childhood Special Education. Eligibility is determined by assessment, which is provided at no cost to the family. To schedule an Early Childhood Assessment, please complete this form or contact 512-594-0160. Para programar una evaluación de la primera infancia, complete este formulario o comuníquese con: 512-594-0160.

    How Do I Know if My Child Needs Help? Click here.

    512-594-0160

     

    School-Age Children

    Anyone who is concerned that a student in the district may have a disability may use the Child Find process. The child’s school should be contacted to begin the referral process.

    Private and Homeschool Students

    Referrals for a suspected disability can be made by anyone for students who attend a private or home school located within PfISD boundaries.  For questions concerning services available to private schooled and homeschooled students, contact: 

    Jennifer PhillipsMS, CCC-SLP 

    Speech Services Coordinator and Homeschool Services

    512-594-0178

     

    For questions concerning early childhood programs or services, contact the Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator:

    Julie SchwarzM.Ed

    ECSE Coordinator

    512-594-0173

     

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards

    Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección

     

     


     Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services: Special Education

    Compensatory services are used to help students make up for progress or skills they lost when their special education services were not provided. This includes situations where a child does not get special education services because he or she was denied a timely initial evaluation, but later found eligible.

    If an initial evaluation was denied when it should not have been, compensatory services may be needed to make up for the delay in your child getting special education services.

    English: tea.texas.gov

    Los servicios compensatorios se utilizan para ayudar a los estudiantes a recuperar el progreso o las habilidades que perdieron cuando
    no se proveyeron sus servicios de educación especial. Esto incluye situaciones en las que un niño no recibe servicios de educación especial porque se le negó una evaluación inicial completada de manera oportuna, pero luego se determinó que era elegible.

    Si se rechazó una evaluación inicial cuando no debería haber sido así, es posible que se necesiten servicios compensatorios para compensar para el retraso en que su hijo reciba servicios de educación especial.

    Español: tea.texas.gov/

     


     

    Resources on Special Education:

    The documents linked here have been created as general resources for families:

     


    Senate Bill 139: Updates in Special Education:

    The document here contains details on:

    • The rights of a child regarding the provision of special education services under both state and federal law
    • The process and procedures for initiating a referral for evaluation for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEC Sec. 29.004.
    • Where to find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA

     

    Proyecto de ley del Senado 139: Actualización de la educación especial:

    El documento aquí contiene detalles sobre:

    Los derechos de un niño con respecto a la prestación de servicios de educación especial bajo la ley estatal y federal.
    El proceso y los procedimientos para iniciar una remisión para la evaluación de los servicios de educación especial en virtud de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) y la Sección 29.004 del TEC.
    Dónde encontrar las políticas y procedimientos locales relacionados con el inicio de una remisión para la evaluación bajo IDEA.

     


     

     

     Pflugerville ISD Special Education Department 

    1401 W. Pecan Street
    Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Phone: 512-594-0160
    Fax: 512-594-0161
    Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM