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TEA: Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Dyslexia Handbook Link 

 Dyslexia Handbook Spanish

CISD Dyslexia Policies and Procedures 

HB 3928-FAQs: Dyslexia Evaluation, Identification and Instruction (Updated November 2023)

HB 3928-FAQs: Dyslexia Evaluation, Identification and Instruction - Spanish (Updated August 2023)

Dyslexia Handbook Update English (September 2022)

Dyslexia Handbook Update Spanish (September 2022)

Talking Books Program

504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District's Section 504 Coordinator, Sandy Self, by phone at 806-323-5386 or by mail at 723 Cheyenne Ave., Canadian, TX. 79014

Aviso Sohre La ldentificacion de Estudiantes Incapacitados bajo la Seccion 504

De conformidad con la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito tiene el deber de identificar, referir, evaluar y si es elegible, proporcionar una educación pública gratuita y apropiada a los estudiantes discapacitados. Para obtener información adicional sobre los derechos de los padres de niños elegibles, o para obtener respuestas a cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre identificación, evaluación y colocación en los programas de la Sección 504, comuníquese con el Coordinador de la Sección 504 del Distrito, Sandy Self, por teléfono al 806-323-5386 o por correo al 723 Cheyenne Ave., Canadian, TX. 79014.



FAMILY RESOURCES:  Updates in Special Education

RESOURCES:  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Dyslexia, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973



What is transition?

Transition is the term used for the time when you are changing from a student to an adult.  The student, his/her parents, and the school begin to plan for transition while the student is still in school. 

Transition is planning for a student’s life after graduation.

Transition addresses the life domains of:

  • Employment

  • Post secondary education and learning options

  • Independent living skills

  • Recreation/ leisure activities

Transition involves the student through interviews, inventories and having the student attend ARDs once he/she is 14. A student’s IEP must address transition by age 14.

Families and schools should be sure to have the supports a student will need after graduation in place before exiting the school system to provide for a seamless flow of services.

We invite you to explore the many areas of transition planning via the resources available on the following website.

Transition In Texas Website

Transition & Employment Guide

Texas Transition and Employment Guide English

Texas Transition and Employment Guide Spanish

Special Education Information Center





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.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839


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