SPECIAL EDUCATION

Colorado River Cooperative

Phone: 979-968-4102 Fax: 979-968-2337

Staff

Director of Special Education: 

Codi Kadlecek

Support Specialists: 

Taylor Jensen - Serving LGISD, SISD, FISD

Kathy Toensing - Serving Transition and Homebound

ARD Facilitators: 

Sara Swearingen Peterson - Serving La Grange Elementary & Fayetteville ISD

Katie Pena - Serving La Grange Middle School and High School & Smithville High School

Pam Synder - Serving Brown Primary, Smithville Elementary, & Smithville Jr. High

Speech Therapy: 

Jessalyn Byrom - Serving Smithville Elementary (3-5 Grade) & Smithville Jr. High School & High School; Assistive Technology Contact 

Crystal Roberts - Serving Brown Primary & Smithville Elementary (1-2 Grade)

Tanja Chovanetz - Serving La Grange Elementary & Private School

Susan Kalina - Serving La Grange Elementary, Middle School, High School & Fayetteville ISD

 Educational Diagnosticians:

Sue Borel - Serving Smithville Jr. High  & Smithville High School

Ola Raji - Serving Brown Primary and Smithville Elementary     

Bonnie Busch - Serving La Grange Elementary

Rhea Wagner - Serving La Grange Middle School & La Grange High School

Cherie Oltmann - Serving LGISD, SISD, & FISD

LSSP:

Vacancy

Occupational Therapy:

Morgan Bubela, OTR - Serving La Grange ISD, Smithville ISD & Fayetteville ISD

Jessica Melton, COTA - Serving La Grange ISD, Smithville ISD & Fayetteville ISD

Counseling:

Katie Gross, LPC - Serving LGISD, SISD, FISD

Physical Therapy: 

Doug Brown - Contract- Serving La Grange ISD, Smithville ISD

Vision Instruction: 

Kim Harden - Contract -Serving La Grange ISD, Smithville ISD & Fayetteville ISD

Office Staff:  

Beverly Buscher - CRC Administrative Assistant

Leticia Solorzano- Special Programs Secretary La Grange ISD & Fayetteville ISD

Kimberly Homuth - Special Programs Secretary Smithville ISD

CHILD FIND

Colorado River Shared Services Arrangement (CRSSA) Special Education staff identify and provide an appropriate education for all individuals ages three through twenty-one who qualify for the district's special education services.
If you need additional information or know of a student between the ages of 3 years - 21 years, please contact the CRSSA office at 979-968-4102.

Early Intervention services are also available for children birth - age 3. Contact 1-800-628-5115 for more information.

Serving the educational needs of students with disabilities.

The Colorado River Shared Services Arrangement serves students with disabilities in three area school districts: Fayetteville, La Grange and Smithville

2021-2022 CRC Operating Procedures

Special Education offers a wide variety of educational services and settings to meet the individual educational needs of students with disabilities. Educational programming focuses on meeting individual needs and challenging students to grow in the areas of intellectual, academic, linguistic, social emotional and physical development.

Services We Offer :

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Individual Assessments

  • Vocational Assessments

  • Transition Services

  • Instructors for the Visually and Auditorially Impaired

  • Child Find Services

  • Serving the educational needs of students with disabilities.

Recent legislation affecting Special Education

LINKS

Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services: English Link -- Spanish Link
These documents are intended to assist parents whose children may have been previously delayed or denied an evaluation under the IDEA in requesting compensatory services for their child.

Questions regarding the above requirements should be directed to sped@tea.texas.gov

TEA webpage
This link contains the information in the document related to SB 139. This is intended to provide Texas families with information regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Dyslexia, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process
This guide describes various activities that may take place during the special education process such as early intervention activities, determination of eligibility for special education, development of a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and dismissal from special education.

Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección
Esta guía describe varias actividades que pueden ocurrir durante el proceso de educación especial tales como actividades de intervención temprana, la determinación de elegibilidad para la educación especial, el desarrollo del Programa de Educación Individualizado de un niño (IEP) y retiro de la educación especial.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
This document, produced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), is intended to meet this notice requirement and help parents of students with disabilities understand their rights under the IDEA.

Parent to Parent Support
A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

Region 13 Education Service Center
Region 13 ESC is one of 20 regional education service centers statewide that participates in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of innovative educational programs.

TEA Special Education 

Clarification of state and federal education policies and rules, arrangements for due process procedures, complaints investigations, mediations, hearing related to special education, to join the Special Education Updates Listserv.

Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC)
The Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) was created by House Bill (HB) 1574 (81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2009) in response to needs expressed by the autism community. The Center's primary purpose is to coordinate resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. When fully implemented, the Center will: disseminate information and research on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders; conduct training and development activities for some professionals; coordinate with local entities that provide services; and provide support to families affected by autism.

Texas Commission for the Blind
Counseling and rehabilitation services. Services for children aimed at prevention of blindness and parental counseling.

Texas Department of Human Services
Information and technical assistance for families and children, and disabled persons including Medicaid issues.

Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Information and assistance about services responding to the needs of individuals with mental illness and mental retardation.

Texas Project First
A project of the Texas Education Agency, this site was created by parents and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.

Texas Special Education Rules and Regulations
Side by Side Document of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, State Board of Education Rules, Commisioner's Rules and Texas State Laws.

The Legal Framework
Region 18 provides Statewide Leadership for the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process in Texas in collaboration with the Division of IDEA Coordination at the Texas Education Agency.

Child Find Intake Form - Please fill out this form if you are requesting evaluation and your child is not enrolled in a CRC District (La Grange ISD, Smithville ISD, or Fayetteville ISD).

Child Find is a continuous process of evaluation designed to public awareness activities locate, identify , and evaluate , screening , and children who are in need of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Programs or Special Education for all individuals birth-21 years of age.

Transition & Employment Guide
The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources.

EMPLOYEES ONLY:

Link To MSB Connect - XLOGS

https://solutions.msbconnect.com

Link To ESPED