Special Education Department

  • The mission of the Lytle ISD Special Education Department is to provide supportive and challenging opportunities for individual successes so that all our students will become productive members of their communities.  Our goal is to design a quality program for students with special needs to obtain skills that will assist them in becoming self-sufficient and independent adults. 

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  • HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

    Children from birth through age 22, who are blind and/or deaf, and children from 3 through 21 years of age with other disabilities are eligible for a free appropriate, public education. For more information call special education office at 830-709-5128. 

    Some of the support services we provide include Counseling Services, Occupational Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Services, Physical Therapy, Transportation, Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment, Psychological Services, Extended School Year, Information and Referral for Community Services, Speech Therapy, Inclusion, and Transition Services.

     

Special Education Staff

Contact Us:


  • link to SpedTex website.

     

     

    The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

    Phone: 1-855-773-3839

Our Stories

  • 7-14-2022 Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office provides emergency response training for all Lytle staff.

    In early July, staff from the Operations, Information Technology, Special Education and Central Office completed three hours of emergency response training with Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • 5-3-2022 May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

    Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in both the school and health care settings. 

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  • 2-18-2022 Jolly Roger Coffee Shop Grand Opening A Jolly Good Time!

    The Jolly Roger Coffee Shop Grand Opening was truly a jolly good time! This wonderful event happened just before our Christmas Break, and so this summary is a bit of a throwback, but the good cheer will still warm your heart.

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  • 12-10-2021 Shout Out to Devine Acres!

    A big “Thank You” to Devine Acres for donating this beautiful tree to our Junior High/High School Like Skills classroom! They were gracious enough to let us go pick & cut down a tree and bring it back, along with an awesome hayride & help feeding their animal farm. Our students loved it! So courteous and welcoming to our staff and students. Thank you so much.

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  • 10-28-2021 Lytle Primary and Elementary Enjoy Get Active Day at Edgewood Stadium!

    This video is sure to make you smile! Thank you to our Lytle Special Education Director Robby Pierce and his entire staff for doing such a great job partnering with campuses as well as organizations and businesses in our community to create fabulous inclusive opportunities. You all ensure our students' learning experiences are also treasured, meaningful memories of their school days.

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  • 6-1-2021 Retirements!

    Last week, fellow Pirates, Robyn Fender, Mark Fender, Mary Woodruff, Irene Robbins, and Marcy Rothe retired after many years of dedicated service to our district. We wish you all well and hope that you enjoy your next adventures.

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  • 3-30-2021 Egg-cited

    Junior High and High School students learn life skills while working and assisting our Ag teachers with their chicken coop, also our students have also been using the eggs they collect for work base learning in our kitchen. We wanted to make use of everything, so, we started saving the shells and today we finished up our project, it was a great team effort! Some cutting, painting, stuffing, gluing, and done! Now it’s time to sweep and clean up, you know, the fun part!

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  • 12-18-2020 B.E.S.T. Award Recipient Deborah Wagner

    The Texas Baptists Cooperative Program awards Lytle ISD Speech Pathologist Deborah Wagner the BEST Award, which stands for Baptist Educators Serving Texas. This is the first year for this recognition.

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  • 11-20-2020 Get On Your Bikes and Ride!

    I want to share with you a picture of the bikes recently donated to Lytle ISD from the Believe It Foundation. These bikes were custom-designed for Lytle students, built in Canada, then shipped down to “Little” Lytle. What a great surprise right before the holidays!

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  • 11-18-2020 Giving thanks for NFA Wealth Management Strategic Financial Concepts for their support of Lytle schools.

    Please watch this short video, and join our district in thanking NFA Wealth Management Strategic Financial Concepts for their amazing gifts of time, donations, and support. The Wagners are copied on this email, so if you would like to reply or send a personal a message of thanks for all they do for our students, please feel free to do so.

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  • 2020 Graduates Receive Yard Signs for Job Well Done

    It was all smiles as these seniors received their 2020 Graduate yard signs. They’ve accepted all the challenges their teachers have presented them over the years and they are ready to be Graduates of 2020!

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  • 12-12-2019 Christmas Dance 2019

    Good morning! Yesterday, December 11th, we hosted our 5th annual Christmas Dance in the elementary cafeteria with about 200 attendees from Lytle, Devine, Medina Valley, Natalia and Somerset. It was absolutely amazing to witness the excitement and energy from all. This is the first year we have hosted it during the school day which allowed so many more to attend.

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  • 4-1-2019 Pirate Track and Field Day 2019

    This past Friday we had our 2nd Annual Pirate Track & Field Day. Lytle students and other schools from surrounding areas were invited to participate in track and field events. It was a great day to be outside and enjoy the kids’ smiles on their faces as they broke through the finish line. I have attached one picture for your enjoyment. This picture was sent to me during the meet with a quote saying, “this is what it’s all about”. I could not agree more. Mrs. Migura and Skull Studios will be putting together an album that I will share as soon as it becomes available. The signs Mrs. Migura and her staff also created looked awesome.

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  • 1-23-2019 Lytle ISD Pirate Clothes Closet

    Thanks to the generosity of so many in our district, the Pirate Clothes Closet is bursting at the seams with donations. Do you know of someone who could use some clean, FREE, gently worn "new" threads? If so, please speak to your campus counselor who can arrange a Pirate Clothes Closet visit! Watch the video to learn more about this great service offered thanks to our passionate and talented colleagues in Lytle's Special Education department.

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  • 12-10-2018 Country Christmas Dance

    Saturday night the Special Ed Support Staff hosted the 4th Annual Christmas Dance. It was a huge hit with over 80 attendees from Lytle, Devine, Medina Valley, Natalia, and Somerset. The kids had a blast, and the parents were very appreciative of the opportunity for their children.

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  • 11-30-2018 Pirate Clothes Closet

    Yesterday was our Grand Opening for the Pirates Clothes Closet. We had a great turnout. Many families came to get needed items. Though the community is benefitting, our Life Skills students that helped organize and assist are the ones that gained the most from this experience. The Closet will continue to be operated by our students and open weekly on Tuesdays from 9-2:00. If you know of anyone that is in need of clothing, please contact your campus counselor or the Special Education Department.

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  • 3-21-2018 Pirate Track & Field Day for Students in Special Ed

    Friday, before we left for spring break, we held our 1st Annual Pirate Track & Field Day for our students in special education, as well as students from Medina Valley, Natalia, Somerset, and Devine. The students and teachers cheered so loudly for these 2 participants that Jay Tope, our announcer, couldn’t even hear himself talk! It was a great moment. It is the exact reason why years ago we began to include all students with special needs in the general education setting.

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  • 4-22-2013 Student Athletes compete in Somerset Bulldog Relays

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  • 4-18-2013 Student Athletes compete in Somerset Bulldog Relays

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Special Education Photo Albums


Services

  • Parent and Community Involvement - We believe parental and community involvement is essential to quality education. When parents participate, they become partners in the planning and teaching of their child.

    Referral for Special Education - The referral process begins with a call to the student’s campus counselor, beginning the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. This process can be explained by your student’s campus counselor. Referrals can be made by: parents or guardians or other family members, teachers adult student (18 years or older).

    Disabilities - Speech or Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, Visual Impairment, Auditory Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, NCEC (Ages 3-5)

    Instructional Settings- (1) Mainstream/Inclusion: Providing Special Education and related services according to Individual Education Plans to students whose instruction and related services are provided in general education with Special Education support. (2) Homebound: Providing Special Education services for students confined to home/hospital a minimum of 4 weeks and requiring licensed physician’s documentation. (3) Speech Therapy: Providing speech therapy services. (4) Resource/Related Services: Providing Special Education and related services in a setting other than general education for less that 50% of the student’s school day. (5) Self-Contained Mild/Moderate/Severe: Providing Special Education instruction and related services to student in a Special Education program for more than 50% of the student’s school day. (6) Non Public Day School: Providing Special Education and related services through a contractual agreement with an approved nonpublic day school.   (7) Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC):  Providing Special Education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regularly scheduled direct involvement by Special Education staff.  (8) Residential Care and Treatment Facility:  Providing Special Education and related services to students that have a disability and reside in care treatment facility, and whose parents do not reside within the boundaries of the school district providing educational services to the student.  (9) Off Home Campus: Providing Special Education and related services to students that meet one of the following criteria: (a) The student is one of a group of students from more than one school district served at a single location in another school district when a FAPE is not available in the sending district . (b) The student is provided instruction by school district personnel in a facility (other than a nonpublic day school) not operated by a school district. 118 (c) The student is in a self-contained program at a separate campus operated by your school district that provides only special education and related services.