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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.
101 North Texas Avenue
Bryan, TX 77803
979-209-2780
FAX 979-209-2766
 

Director of Special Education
Dr. Catherine George
catherine.george@bryanisd.org

Assistant Director of Special Education
DeAnn Barnwell
979-209-2777
deann.barnwell@bryanisd.org

Assistant Director of Special Education
Dr. Shantina Dixon
979-209-2767
shantina.dixon@bryanisd.org 

Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf
Supervisor-Deaf Education
Lora Ouren
979-209-2744
lora.ouren@bryanisd.org

Special Education Coordinator-Elementary & Intermediate
Joyce Gallier
979-209-2727
joyce.gallier@bryanisd.org  

Special Education Coordinator-Secondary
Amanda Uresti
979-209-2742
amanda.uresti@bryanisd.org

Low Incidence Specialist 
Amber Giesenschlag
979-209-2741
amber.giesenschlag@bryanisd.org

Low Incidence Specialist 
Caitlyn Grygar
979-209-2718

caitlyn.grygar@bryanisd.org 

For Special Education records requests, please contact: 

Records Clerk
Kimberly Adams
979-209-2765
FAX: 979-209-2766