Department Overview

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    The Tyler ISD Special Education program supports the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) precept of Equitable Access to Content through classroom activity structures that invite and support the active engagement of all of the students with core disciplinary content being addressed.  All students are involved in meaningful ways.

    Child Find

    Tyler Independent School District is ready, willing and able to identify and serve all children with disabilities residing within its jurisdiction who are in need of special education and related services.
    Tyler Independent School District is responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating children from birth through age 21, with known or suspected disabilities who reside in and/or attend school within the school district’s boundaries to determine whether a need for special education and related services exists. Child Find includes children who reside in group or nursing homes and/or who attend private or homeschools within the district’s boundaries regardless of place of residence.
    Anyone in the community who is concerned with the welfare of a child may participate in the Child Find process. Child Find accepts referrals for children who may have a disability. Parent involvement and agreement is obtained prior to any further action. Information is confidential and the privacy of the child and parents is protected. Should an assessment be required, it is provided at no cost to the parent.
    If you suspect or know of a child who has one or more of the following disabilities, please contact our offices.

    Child Find Disability Categories  

    Special Education Services are available to eligible students ages 0-21 who may be experiencing difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

    • Auditory Impairment
    • Autism
    • Deaf/Blind
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Learning Disability
    • Non-Categorical
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Health Impairment
    • Speech and/or Language
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment

                       Disability Categories (click for more details)

     Services, at no cost to the family, are available to all eligible individuals regardless of the severity of their disability. For more information contact the Tyler ISD Special Education office at 903-262-1034.

  • Continuum of Services

    Tyler ISD provides a continuum of services for students who are eligible for special education. Services are designed for the successful implementation of each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in the least restrictive environment. The IEP outlines the specially designed instruction a student with disabilities receives as a result of his/her disability.


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Director of Special Education
Administrative Assistant

Fax: 903-262-1165