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Cindy Bessire

Director of Special Education

(806) 592-5907

cindy.bessire@dcisd.org

 

Four County Shared Services Arrangement proudly serves the following school districts: Denver City, Loop, New Home, O’Donnell, Plains, Seagraves, Tahoka, and Wellman-Union.  Four County SSA main office is located in Denver City ISD Central Office.  Four County SSA makes available to all students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education, which includes special education and related services to meet the unique needs of each student.  The Federal Regulations and State Board of Education rules assure that this education to students with disabilities will be provided in the least restrictive environment, and Four County SSA abides by the Federal and State guidelines. 

Four County SSA works closely with all eight districts in order to provide appropriate services to students with disabilities ages 3-21, who meet state and federal guidelines.  These services include: identification of learning disabilities, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, as well as educational services for the hearing impaired and visual orientation and mobility services.  The support staff includes seven educational diagnosticians, four speech pathologists, two speech therapy assistants, one LSSP, two LSSP Trainees, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and an itinerant teacher of the hearing impaired.  The program is funded by Federal funds (IDEA-B), local funds, and revenue from the eight districts. 

If you know of a child ages 3-21 who may possibly have a disability, please contact your local school district or Four County Shared Services Arrangement at 592-5907.

 

Special Education Resources

Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process

http://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx

This site provides access to important legal information for parents and families of students with disabilities.  It is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic.  Important documents included on this website include:

  • Notice of Procedural Safeguards
  • Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Proteccíon
  • A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process
  • Guia para el Proceso de Admisíon, Revisíon, y Retiro
  • Side-by-side view of Special Education Rules and Regulations

Transition Resources

http://www.transitionintexas.org

This site provides detailed information and resources regarding the transition and graduation process for students with disabilities.

 

Texas Project FIRST

http://www.texasprojectfirst.org

A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.

 

 

The mission of the Wellman-Union Independent School District is to educate the young people of our community to become productive members of our constantly changing society. All students will be provided opportunities for the development of essential academic skills. Opportunities will be provided for going far beyond these essentials, as well. To the extent of their individual abilities, students will be provided the opportunity to think logically, independently, and creatively, and to communicate effectively. Emphasis will be placed on quality of personnel and instruction in accomplishing this mission.

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