The Houston Independent School District held its 2018 Special Education Fall Parent Summit on Saturday, October 27, providing nearly 200 parents and students with the opportunity to meet with Special Education professionals, attend learning sessions, and connect with resources available to them.
“I am pleased to have hosted another very successful Special Education summit with our HISD parents,” said Office of Special Education Services Assistant Superintendent Dr. S. Lachlin Verrett. “We are excited for the opportunity to support our students and families as well as hear their input about how we can better serve their needs.”
This summit, held at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, serves as an opportunity for HISD to better support families and empower them to be a partner in their child’s education. The theme of the event was “Beginning with the End in Mind” and addressed topics such as Child Find, autism, behavior, inclusion and transition. This was the first of two summits planned for the 2018-2019 school year.
Former HISD Special Education students served as keynote speakers for the half-day event, with student ambassadors serving as greeters and ushers. Session topics were parent-driven and based on a needs assessment completed by the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.
For more information about Special Education services, call HISD Special Education Parent Liaisons at 713-556-7042 or email SpEdSupportingParents@houstonisd.org.