Special Education Department
It is the goal of Donna I.S.D Special Education Department to provide each student with academic and life experiences to move them forward in their future. By appropriately serving our population we can assure success for all students.
Living our Mission
We provide information and resources that can help you understand your child’s disability, your rights, and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our state.
Contact: Ester Rios
Region One ESC - Child Find Flyer
The Donna Independent School District has an obligation to identify, locate and evaluate each child, birth to age 21 years old, residing within the jurisdiction of the District who has a disability or is suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, and who is in need of special education and related services. This Child Find obligation extends to all children with disabilities, including those who are homeless, highly mobile, migrants, in foster care, homeschooled, court-involved or attending private schools within the jurisdiction of the District.
For more information, please contact the Campus Administrator or the Special Education Department.
Click here for more information or support on homeless education provided by Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY).
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide (ENGLISH/ SPANISH) provides information on statewide services and programs that assist students with disabilities and their families with information about education, employment, and community living. For more information, contact the Campus Educational Diagnostician or visit Texas Transition.
Texas Transition and Employment Guide - English
Texas Transition and Employment Guide - Spanish
Special Education Department Handbook
Student Handbook 2021-2022
TEA Special Education Updates
Compensatory Services Information
Parent Training and Information
TEA Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)
Procedural Safeguards & Parent's Guide to the ARD Process
Special Education Resources
Special Education - Transition
- Sylvia Cardenas
- Jessica Carrizales
- Maritza Navarro
- Delia Pena
- Marisela Blanco
- Jessica Gonzales
- Victoria Balderas
- Sandra Barrera-Flores
- Marisol Canchola
- Crystal Cantu
- Evelyn Cardenas