Judson ISD
Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities

Department of Special Education Services


Welcome to the JISD Department of Special Education Services. 
Our mission is to support students, educators, and parents to provide a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities.

Judson Independent School District provides instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of its students with disabilities. This includes early intervention services for infants and toddlers, preschool for students starting at age three, services for school age students in grades K-12, and transition services for eligible students up to age 22. The District's Department of Special Education Services can assist with referral procedures, parent and child rights under federal and state laws, identification procedures of students with exceptional needs, and the continuum of services that may be available to students who meet eligibility criteria.

The goal of special education is to help students with disabilities become as independent as possible as they move through their academic career, and to help each student with disabilities become employable, if possible, when they leave the educational setting. This may include the pursuit of post-secondary education opportunities. Each program and service provided through special education is dedicated to achieving these goals.

Eligibility and services are based on students' needs. Children enrolled in private schools, home schools, and public schools may also be eligible to receive special education services. Children that have suspected or identified disabilities in the areas listed below may be eligible for special education services at no cost to parents in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent appropriate:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Auditory Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Autism
  • Other Health Impairment


The District offers a continuum of special education services and program options that assures its students with disabilities will be educated with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible, and will be provided access to the general education curriculum in accordance to their individual needs.   A variety of services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • specialized academic instruction
  • speech and language services
  • occupational and physical therapy
  • orientation and mobility services
  • counseling as a related service
  • positive behavior support services
  • behavior and academic supports for students with autism
  • preschool program for students between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age


New to the District?

Special Education students moving into the district, please contact the Special Education Office using the infomation at the left.