Del Valle is committed to the success of our special needs learners.

This commitment is based on the belief that special education is a service not a place.  Student’s individual needs determine the services the student receives.  Student placement is not based on disability or “label” but determined by the students needs as determined by their Individual Education Plan (IEP) team.

The students IEP team makes decisions including location of services, length of services, and related services through IEP meetings that are held at least annually.  The IEP team follows a specific sequence that begins with the student’s curricular needs followed by a consideration of the student’s type and level of support.

The sequence of decision follows the Least Restrictive Environment provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that all options are carefully considered and students are properly placed.

Who to Contact

Services Offered

  • Child Find
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
  • Resource
  • Structured Learning
  • Behavior Support (DARTS, TRACKS, STEP, TABS)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Auditory Impairment (AI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)/Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Speech and Language
  • Support in General Education Classroom

Parent Resources

Austin ISD is hosting a four-part training series on the Special Education ARD process for parents and families.  The trainings will be offered in Spanish and English.  Dinner will be provided and young children, ages five and up, may attend.

Please see linked flyer for more details.

To register click here or call Diane Cope Cunningham at 512-386-3454 (English) or Elva Hernandez at 512-386-3096 (Spanish)