Four-County Coop

For Information please contact:

Brandi Parker
Director of Special Education
(806) 561-4105
bparker@tahokaisd.org

OR

Michelle Frerich
Diagnostician, Plains ISD
(806) 456-1205
mfrerich@plainsisd.net


Four County Shared Services Arrangement proudly serves the following school districts: Loop, New Home, O’Donnell, Plains, Seagraves, Tahoka, and Wellman-Union. Four County SSA main office is located in Tahoka ISD. 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 seven 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 546-4105.


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://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.
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