Special Education

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilitites Education Act (IDEA), Special Education services at NYOS Charter School include instructional and related services specifically designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
Special Education Department

NYOS Charter School provides special education services to children with disabilities to meet their unique needs. These services are provided in special education or general education settings with modifications, special education support, supplementary aids, and other special arrangements. Students must be identified as in need of special education through a referral and evaluation process.
To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and have a disability such as the following:
• speech or language impairment
• hearing impairment including deafness
• visual impairment including blindness
• orthopedic impairment
• autism
• traumatic brain injury
• serious emotional disturbance
• intellectual disability
• other health impairment
• specific learning disability
• deaf-blindness
• multiple disabilities
The instruction offered through special education has been changed in content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of a child that will result from that child's disability and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum so that he or she can meet the educational standards that apply to all children.

Child Find

NYOS Charter School has the responsibility of identifying, locating, and evaluating individuals with disabilities who are 0-21 years of age and who fall within the NYOS jurisdiction. If you know or suspect your child has a disability, please contact your campus principal for information about special education services.
For more information regarding Special Education please reach out to:
Stephanie Griffiths
Director of Special Education
512-583-6967 Ext 3402
Referral for Special Education Evaluation
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. This guide will continually be updated. NYOS Transition and Employment Designee

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NYOS Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability, in hiring or providing education or access to benefits of educational services, activities, and programs. The Executive Director has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX. The Director of Special Services has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Both can be reached at 12301 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753, 512-583-6967.