TISD hosting Special Ed Agency fair

Published on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:53 - Written by From Staff Reports

Parents of children with special needs are invited to learn more about the services available to their children during a Special Education Agency Fair today.

The event, put on by Tyler ISD’s Special Education Department, is scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Dr. Jack L. Davidson Conference Center in the Jim Plyler Instructional Complex, 807 W. Glenwood Blvd. It is open to all parents in the community, according to a TISD news release.

Government and nonprofit agency representatives will be present to provide information about services that children with special needs and their parents may be eligible to receive.

These services may include nursing care, adaptive aids, medical equipment, home modifications, support groups and more, according to the news release.

“Many parents of special needs children are unaware of the resources that are available to assist in caring for their children,” Scott Fair, TISD parent-teacher-community liaison for special education, said, according to the news release.

Local agencies scheduled to attend include the East Texas Center for Independent Living, Community Access, Department of State Health Services, Ability Connection, Trinity Mother Frances Respite Services, The Arc, Parent Services Center, Andrews Center Extension/IDD Services, Achieving Dreams Day Habilitation and more.  

Contact Scott Fair at 903-262-1356 or scott.fair@tylerisd.org for more information.