Special Education in Rural Communities Webinar Series Begins Jan. 26

Story provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, will host a webinar series on promoting positive special education experiences in rural communities and small school districts.

Receiving and providing special education services in rural communities presents many unique challenges compared to urban areas. Research, shared experiences and stories have highlighted challenges schools in rural communities face, such as budget constraints, resource limitations, geographic isolation, and limited teachers and paraeducators.

During this four-part series, attendees will receive relevant information and resources in regard to providing and receiving special education services in limited-resource areas of Texas.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and limited.

The webinars will be hosted by Skyler Mueller, AgriLife Extension regional coordinator, Amarillo, and will feature attorney speakers from Disability Rights Texas who will also be available to answer questions from attendees.

Event schedule

Following is a list of the event times, dates and webinar topics. Registration is required for each individual topic.

Jan. 26 – 4-6 p.m. – Laws, Rights, Responsibilities and Resources for Professionals and Educators.

Feb. 16 – 4-6 p.m. – Rights, Responsibilities and Resources for Admission, Review and Dismissal, ARD, Meetings.

March 9 – 4-6 p.m. – Laws, Rights, Responsibilities and Resources for Parents and Guardians.

March 30 – 12-1 p.m. – Virtual Resource Fair.

For more information, contact Mueller by email or calling 806-567-4243.