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Special Education

Special Education is a new world filled with many opportunities to support you and your child’s academic, physical and social emotional growth. It is also a world that can feel overwhelming to our families. Clear Creek ISD is here to help navigate the formalities and unfamiliar vocabulary that can seem complicated in the beginning.

In accordance with federal and state laws, CCISD provides special education to students who are evaluated with a Full, Individual Evaluation (FIE) and determined by an Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee to meet the Texas Education Agency (TEA) eligibility criteria as having a disability condition and to need specialized instruction to receive a free and appropriate education (FAPE) in the student’s least restrictive environment (LRE). 

Special Education in CCISD provides resources to campuses which support meaningful learning opportunities for eligible students with disabilities in accordance with state, federal, and local policies. 
 
Special Education services are specially designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. They are provided in special education or general education settings with accommodations, modifications, special education support, and/or supplementary aids and services. 
 

Eligibility Requirements 

Students ages 3-21 must meet one or more of the eligibility requirements listed below in order to receive special education services:

  • Autism 
  • Deaf-Blindness 
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
  • Emotional Disturbance 
  • Intellectual Disability 
  • Non-categorical Early-Childhood 
  • Orthopedic Impairment 
  • Other Health Impairment 
  • Specific Learning Disability 
  • Speech or Language Impairment 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury or 
  • Visual Impairment