Programs & Support Services

  • Program and Support Services 

     
    The Fort Bend 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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.
    4. Resource is an instructional arrangement for providing special education instruction and related services in a setting other than the general education classroom.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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

    Fort Bend 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 Fort Bend ISD include:

     

    Academic, Behavior, and Communication (ABC) Services

    Academic, Behavior, and Communication (ABC) services are designed for students who exhibit a combination of severe cognitive, communication and behavioral challenges.

     

    Program Manager ES       

    Holly Martinez            Holly.Martinez@fortbendisd.com         

    281-634-1680     

    Program Manager MS Rebecca Kaminski Rebecca.Kaminski@fortbendisd.com

    281-634-6420

     

    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.

      

    Program Manager             Darin Quintero             Darin.Quintero@fortbendisd.com             281-634-2121           

     

    Behavior Support Services (BSS) 

    Behavior Support Services (BSS) are services designed for students who exhibit significant challenging behaviors and require social and/or behavioral support.

     

    Program Manager ES             Cleo White            Cleo.White@fortbendisd.com                     281-634-9193                    
    Program Manager MS                                                       Erick Powers          Erick.Powers@fortbendisd.com                281-634-3062       
    Program Manager HS                Sedric Clark         Sedric.Clark@fortbendisd.com                 281-634-1417       

    Communication Language and Social Skills (CLaSS) Services

    CLaSS provides social and/or behavioral services for students who are able to function academically in the lesser restrictive setting, but require social and/or behavioral support in order to facilitate the development of socially appropriate behaviors.

     

    Program Manager ES             Cleo White            Cleo.White@fortbendisd.com                    281-634-9193                   
    Program Manager MS                                                       Erick Powers          Erick.Powers@fortbendisd.com                281-634-3062       
    Program Manager HS                Sedric Clark         Sedric.Clark@fortbendisd.com                 281-634-1417       

     

    Communication Language and Social Skills Plus (CLaSS Plus) Services

    CLaSS Plus services are designed for students who exhibit significant challenging behaviors and require social, emotional and behavioral support to facilitate the development and demonstration of appropriate behavior and functioning in the school setting.

     

    Program Manager ES              Cleo White            Cleo.White@fortbendisd.com                    281-634-9193        
    Program Manager MS             Erick Powers          Erick.Powers@fortbendisd.com                281-634-3062        
    Program Manager HS             Sedric Clark                 Sedric.Clark@fortbendisd.com                  281-634-1417        

     

    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services

    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services are offered to students with identified developmental delays who are 3-5 years old.

     

    Program Manager

         Tanya Aggison    Tanya.Aggison@fortbendisd.com                281-634-9856

     

    Functional Living and School Health (FLaSH) Services

    Functional Living and School Health (FLaSH) services provides a developmentally appropriate program for students who exhibit significant, profound cognitive and communication impairments and/or multiple impairments.

     

    Program Manager ES      Holly Martinez        Holly.Martinez@fortbendisd.com      

    281-634-1680      

    Program Manager MS Rebecca Kaminski Rebecca.Kaminski@fortbendisd.com

    281-634-6420

    Program Manager HS Darin Quintero Darin.Quintero@fortbendisd.com  

     

    Succeeding in Academic and Independent Living Skills (SAILS) Services 

    Succeeding in Academic and Independent Living Skills (SAILS) 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.

     

    Program Manager ES     

        

    Holly Martinez   

           

     Holly.Martinez@fortbendisd.com 

            

    281-634-1680 

         

    Program Manager MS

     

    Rebecca Kaminski   

     

    Rebecca.Kaminski@fortbendisd.com    

     

    281-634-6420

     

    Program Manager HS 

     

    Darin Quintero

     

    Darin.Quintero@fortbendisd.com

     

    281-634-2121