Special Education

Special Education Services

  • The Special Education Department supports the District mission of preparing all students for success in college, career and community leadership.

    The Special Education Department emphasizes an educational system that combines a rigorous academic program with exploration of career choices.  General Education and Special Education teachers can utilize the Fort Worth ISD learning model as the guide for designing instruction that is relevant and engaging as well as for planning activities that foster authentic learning.  The Special Education Department supports differentiating instruction, as appropriate, to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities.  

    The Department supports the District's primary focus on early literacy, middle school mathematics and successful post-secondary student outcomes.  It also provides support in the delivery of services to students with special needs as determined by the Admission, Review or Dismissal (ARD) Committee and as stated in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) seeks to identify, locate and aid students who have learning difficulties or who need special education or Section 504 services. This also includes evaluating all students who have learning difficulties who may be eligible for special education services etc. 


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    The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) seeks to identify, locate and evaluate all students  suspected of having a disability who may be eligible for special education services. This includes students attending private schools located within the FWISD attendance zone regardless of where they live. Additionally, it includes homeschooled students that live within the attendance zone. Special education services for eligible students are individually designed to meet the student’s needs at no cost to families. 

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