Special Education Overview

All students with disabilities living within the LCISD shall be identified and evaluated in regard to their needs for special education services.  Lubbock-Cooper ISD Special Education Department makes available to all students with disabilities (ages 3-those who have not yet reached their twenty-second birthday as of September 1 of the current year) a free and appropriate public education, which includes special education and related services to meet the unique needs of each student.   A free and appropriate public education shall be available to students with visual or auditory disabilities from birth through age twenty-one.  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 through the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) process.

Tracy Fogerson
Director of Special Education

Texas Transition and Employment Guide from Student-Centered Transitions Network
Texas Project FIRST
Disability Fact Sheet
Transition Resources from TEA

BUDS- Better Understanding of Down Syndrome
High Point Village - Recognizing Abilities not Disabilities
National Association of School Psychologists
Texas Transitions from Student-Centered Transitions Network