T.A. Brown Elementary School has two Special Education programs: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and Resource. Our PPCD program is available through English and Bilingual classes, while our Resource is English only. Based on student needs, students may be eligible for transportation.
General Information - To determine if your child is eligible for Special Education services, an Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) will be held to review or plan for an evaluation. The committee includes a school administrator, special education teacher, general education teacher, evaluator (if necessary), and the child’s parents. If your child is eligible, the committee will discuss possible programs that will support your child’s needs. At this campus, the two possible programs are the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) or Resource.
Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) - provides services to students ages 3 - 5 years old. PPCD provides early intervention in a variety of community and school environments to ensure success in the general education classroom. The goal is to provide early intervention through active play to address your child’s skills in the following areas: Language/Communication, Social/Behavioral, Gross and Fine Motor, Daily Living Skills, Pre-Academic and Academics that are developmentally appropriate. Additionally, the information documented in your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) will address specific education goals and objectives your child’s team will focus on during the year.
Resource - Special education services provided to eligible elementary students in grades 1 - 5. Support addresses and promotes students’ academic, cognitive, and social growth. When considering resource support, the ARD committee will first determine the least restrictive environment (LRE) for services to occur. If your child is eligible for the Resource program, he/she will receive specialized instruction in the areas of need identified on their IEP. Students receiving Resource support are eligible for accommodations and/or modifications, as written in their IEP for both daily tasks and statewide tests.
Early Child Special Education (PPCD)
Bilingual Early Child Special Education
Special Education Department Chair