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Bryan ISD provides special education services to children with disabilities to meet their unique needs. These educational programs are provided in a variety of settings, including general education, in-class support, content mastery, special education classrooms, the student's home, or a hospital setting. Students must be identified as eligible for special education through a referral and evaluation process. The district also provides related services when required to access or support their special education program including, but not limited to: transportation, occupational and physical therapy, individual or group counseling, and a work-study program.

To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, and meet disability condition criteria in at least one of the following areas:
  • Speech Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment (including deafness)
  • Visual Impairment (including blindness)
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Noncategorical Early Childhood
Special education is offered at no cost to parents to meet the needs of an eligible child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings, and instruction in physical education.

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 within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all children.
 
Contact Information
 
Bryan ISD Special Education Dept.
1901 E. Villa Maria Rd.
Bryan, TX 77802
979-209-2780
FAX 979-209-2766
 

Director of Special Education
Deborah Akin
979-209-2751
deborah.akin@bryanisd.org 

Assistant Director of Special Education
Dr. Megan Pape
979-209-2777
megan.pape@bryanisd.org 

Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf
Supervisor Deaf Education
Lora Ouren
979-209-2745
lora.ouren@bryanisd.org

Coordinator of Psychological Services
Dr. Shantina Dixon
979-209-2767
shantina.dixon@bryanisd.org 

Special Education Campus Coordinator
Ashley Kimich
979-209-2784
ashley.kimich@bryanisd.org  

Special Education Coordinator of Assessment
LeAnne Towns
979-209-2795
leanne.towns@bryanisd.org 

Low Incidence Specialist - Autism
Amber Giesenschlag
979-209-2790
amber.giesenschlag@bryanisd.org

Low Incidence Specialist - Life Skills
Amanda Uresti
979-209-2796
amanda.uresti@bryanisd.org

For Special Education records requests, please contact: 
Records Clerk
Julie Pineda
979-209-2765
FAX: 979-209-2766