The 2016-2018 Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Directory - This publication is brought to you by the Aging and Disability Resource Directory Committee. The committee members represent 2-1-1 Texas, Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend, City of Corpus Christi Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Coastal Bend Aging and Disability Resource Center, Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living, Mayor’s Council on Aging, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Center - The Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Center has professional staff who can assist individuals of any age with disabilities, those over 60 years of age, veterans, family caregivers and agency professionals in the Coastal Bend area including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.
They will listen to your unique needs, help to evaluate the types of services needed and provide information and referrals on available services.
Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process - The ARD Guide explains the process by which an individualized education program (IEP) is developed for a student in Special Education and the rights and responsibilities of a parent concerning the process.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards - This Procedural Safeguards document explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process.
HOPES II - Healthy Outcomes through Prevention & Early Support - A community-based program that supports families with young children 0-5 years of age. This program is designed to bring families, organizations and communities together to promote a healthy parenting connection and remove any barriers that families might face.
Texas Home Visiting Program - Texas Home Visiting is a free program that helps good people be great parents. The program matches parents with a trained home visitor who comes to wherever you live. Your home visitor is a friendly, experienced person who can answer questions about your pregnancy or being a parent and can help you find services that help you care for yourself and your children.
Texas Home Visiting uses programs that are proven to support families from pregnancy until the time your child enters kindergarten. Home visiting supports you and helps you set and reach goals for yourself and your child.
Texas Home Visiting uses four programs that have been proven to help children and families. Please contact the Texas Home Visiting program in your community, and someone can help you find the best program for you and your family.
Texas Education Agency - Special Education Website - The Special Education Website lists all resources for teachers, parents, and Administrators.
Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECI) - Services for children ages birth to three who may need specific support/services related to developmental disabilities or delays.
Resources for Disasters and Disability (REDDy) directory - Project REDD (Research and Education on Disability and Disaster) is a research project affiliated with the Center on Disability and Development. Project REDD staff conduct research on and evaluate how disaster affects people with disabilities and provide training and resources so the public can be better prepared and equipped in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Special Education Dispute Resolution Handbook - TEA designed the Special Education Dispute Resolution Handbook to assist parents, school officials, and other interested parties with understanding TEA's special education dispute resolution system.
Parent Tidbits Fall 2018 Newsletter - The focus is to provide parents with bits of information that will empower them as a family unit.
Community Events and Opportunities
Beach Wheelchairs at Malaquite Beach - Five wheelchairs, designed for use in the soft sand of the beach, are available for free. To check out the wheelchair, leave a driver's license or personal wheelchair at the visitor center until the wheelchair is returned. All wheelchairs must be returned by 4:30 p.m. that day. Please visit the link for futher rules regarding the use of the beach wheelchairs.
Chuck E Cheese - Sensory Sensitive Sundays - Chuck E. Cheese will now be open 2 hours early on the first Sunday of every month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Sensory Night -Sensory night focuses on inclusion for children with sensory sensitivities. They provide a calm and friendly environment with many engaging themed activities. Check the museum events calendar for the next upcoming event.
Corpus Christi Park and Recreation all-terrain wheelchairs - A whole new avenue of fun has opened up for area beaches like Padre Island, Magee Beach, and North Beach for handicapped people who often can’t push their chairs through the sand to get to the water. The city will enable individuals with mobility impairments to participate in beach recreational activities with new floating wheelchairs.The Corpus Christi Park and Recreation Department has purchased seven new beach floating wheelchairs to allow people with disabilities to not only make it to the water’s edge, but to also float in the water.
Parent-Directed Treatment Project - Parent-directed Treatment Project is funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Parent trainers will provide face-to-face treatment and/or online training for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents or caregivers will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children. Your child will receive communication/behavioral assessments and a communication intervention which will be implemented by you. A free group training webinar will be offered to parents on different dates for your choice. After completing the webinar, you will be eligible to participate in the individualized training with your therapist. Sessions will be conducted for approximately 12 to 14 weeks in total for 1-2 hours per session. This will include both group and individualized training.
They are looking for parents or caregivers who have children up to age 22 with ASD. If you are interested in participating in this project, complete the online application form.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
These events and resources contain external links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user's convenience. The Calallen ISD does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of links or pointers to particular items is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended as an endorsement by the Calallen ISD of any views expressed or products or services offered on these outside sites or the organizations sponsoring the sites. The Calallen ISD does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. Therefore, any reference herein to any vendor, product or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of the Calallen ISD.
Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
Special Education records, which have been collected by the Calallen Independent School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of seven years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his/her educational program by age 22, or moves from the district.
After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, or other purposes.
Destruction of records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure.
Notice regarding the destruction of records older than seven years old is published periodically and posted on this website before the records are destroyed.