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Upcoming Conferences/Workshops

3rd Annual Life After Graduation: Who's Got Your Back?

The purpose of this event is to provide students with disabilities and their families with information about supports and services available in their community.  Participants will gain resources that will help students navigate a successful adult life after graduation. 

· Do your students know what they need to support them in successful adulthood? 

· Do they know how and when to access needed support? 

These are key components that should be addressed in transition planning for ALL of your students! 

This event is for students with disabilities who are considering post-secondary education and/or competitive employment, in addition to students needing independent living options.  Self-determined young adults will find what they need to advocate for themselves after graduation from high school.

Sessions will help parents and students with disabilities understand the transition planning process and the importance of their participation. 

Topics include self-determination, social security benefits information, travel training, and more.

Exhibitors include Disability Rights Texas, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living (CBCIL) and more.

Conference Details:                    

Thursday, March 1, 2018

9:00am - 3:00pm for Parents

10:00am – 2:30pm for Students and Education Staff

Mary Grett Transition Center 

4402 Castenon

Corpus Christi, TX  78416


 Friday, March 2, 2018

9:00am - 3:00pm for Parents

10:00am – 2:30pm for Students and Education Staff

AC Jones High School

1902 N. Adams Street

Beeville, TX  78102

Space is limited at each location, and the deadline to register is February 8, 2018.

Register for March 1, 2018 @  Mary Grett Location Registration
Register for March 2, 2018 @ Beeville Location Registration


Parent Resources

The 2016-2018 Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Directory

This publication is brought to you by the Aging and Disability Resource Directory Committee. The committee members represent 2-1-1 Texas, Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend, City of Corpus Christi Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Coastal Bend Aging and Disability Resource Center, Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living, Mayor’s Council on Aging, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Center

The Coastal Bend Aging & Disability Resource Center has professional staff who can assist individuals of any age with disabilities, those over 60 years of age, veterans, family caregivers and agency professionals in the Coastal Bend area including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.

They will listen to your unique needs, help to evaluate the types of services needed and provide information and referrals on available services.

Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process

The ARD Guide explains the process by which an individualized education program (IEP) is developed for a student in Special Education and the rights and responsibilities of a parent concerning the process.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards

This Procedural Safeguards document explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process.

HOPES II - Healthy Outcomes through Prevention & Early Support

A community-based program that supports families with young children 0-5 years of age. This program is designed to bring families, organizations and communities together to promote a healthy parenting connection and remove any barriers that families might face.

Texas Home Visiting Program

Texas Home Visiting is a free program that helps good people be great parents. The program matches parents with a trained home visitor who comes to wherever you live. Your home visitor is a friendly, experienced person who can answer questions about your pregnancy or being a parent and can help you find services that help you care for yourself and your children.

Texas Home Visiting uses programs that are proven to support families from pregnancy until the time your child enters kindergarten. Home visiting supports you and helps you set and reach goals for yourself and your child.

Texas Home Visiting uses four programs that have been proven to help children and families. Please contact the Texas Home Visiting program in your community, and someone can help you find the best program for you and your family.

Texas Education Agency - Special Education Website

The Special Education Website lists all resources for teachers, parents, and Administrators.

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECI)

Services for children ages birth to three who may need specific support/services related to developmental disabilities or delays.

Special Education Dispute Resolution Handbook

TEA designed the Special Education Dispute Resolution Handbook to assist parents, school officials, and other interested parties with understanding TEA's special education dispute resolution system. 

 Community Events and Opportunities

Chuck E Cheese - Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Chuck E. Cheese will now be open 2 hours early on the first Sunday of every month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.

Parent-Directed Treatment Project

Parent-directed Treatment Project is funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Parent trainers will provide face-to-face treatment and/or online training for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents or caregivers will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children. Your child will receive communication/behavioral assessments and a communication intervention which will be implemented by you. A free group training webinar will be offered to parents on different dates for your choice. After completing the webinar, you will be eligible to participate in the individualized training with your therapist. Sessions will be conducted for approximately 12 to 14 weeks in total for 1-2 hours per session. This will include both group and individualized training. 

They are looking for parents or caregivers who have children up to age 22 with ASD. If you are interested in participating in this project, complete the online application form.

Beach Wheelchairs at Malaquite Beach

Five wheelchairs, designed for use in the soft sand of the beach, are available for free. To check out the wheelchair, leave a driver's license or personal wheelchair at the visitor center until the wheelchair is returned. All wheelchairs must be returned by 4:30 p.m. that day. Please visit the link for futher rules regarding the use of the beach wheelchairs.

Corpus Christi Park and Recreation Department Floating Wheelchairs 

A whole new avenue of fun has opened up for area beaches like Padre Island, Magee Beach, and North Beach for handicapped people who often can’t push their chairs through the sand to get to the water. The city will enable individuals with mobility impairments to participate in beach recreational activities with new floating wheelchairs.The Corpus Christi Park and Recreation Department has purchased seven new beach floating wheelchairs to allow people with disabilities to not only make it to the water’s edge, but to also float in the water.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center All-Terrain Wheelchairs

Standard wheelchairs are not equipped to handle many of the preserve’s trails, but the all-terrain wheelchair is not your average wheelchair. “They sit a little lower, but they have double tires and a big front balloon tire, that hopefully makes navigating trails, that may be soft, or a little bit rocky, a little bit easier. They can be pulled or pushed, so family members can help these people move around our trails,” said Jose.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Sensory Night

Sensory night focuses on inclusion for children with sensory sensitivities. They provide a calm and friendly environment with many engaging themed activities. Check the museum events calendar for the next upcoming event.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

These events and resources contain external links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user's convenience. The Calallen ISD does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of links or pointers to particular items is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended as an endorsement by the Calallen ISD of any views expressed or products or services offered on these outside sites or the organizations sponsoring the sites. The Calallen ISD does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. Therefore, any reference herein to any vendor, product or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of the Calallen ISD.



Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Special Education records, which have been collected by the Calallen Independent School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of seven years after special education services have ended for the student.  Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his/her educational program by age 22, or moves from the district.

After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, or other purposes.

Destruction of records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure. 

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of the Calallen Independent School District’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students whose special education services ended as of the end of the 2006-2007 school year, the 2007-2008 school year, the 2008-2009 school year, and the 2009-2010 school year.  These records will be destroyed unless the parent/guardian or eligible student notifies the school district otherwise.

The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person prior to February 12, 2018 at the following address: 

Calallen ISD Administration Building

Office of Special Education

4205 Wildcat Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78410




Director of Special Education: Administrative Assistant:
Sonya Durrwachter Stephanie Vasquez


Mailing Address Physical Address 
P.O. Box 260560
Corpus Christi, TX 78426-0560
4205 Wildcat Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Phone: 361-242-5600
Fax: 361-242-5619

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