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Georgetown 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 a typical classroom, a content mastery classroom, a special campus placement, the student's home, or a hospital setting.  Students must be identified as in need of special education through a referral and evaluation process.  In to academic programs, the district also provides related services including transportation, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, adaptive physical education, 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 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 head injury
  • serious emotional disturbance
  • intellectual disability
  • other health impairment
  • a specific learning disability
  • deaf-blindness
  • multiple disabilities

Special education is offered at no cost to parents to meet the needs of a 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.


Special Education, 504 & Dyslexia Services