AGC Contacts
Kimberly Baumgardner
Secondary Educational Specialist
kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net
(210) 370-5431
Jenice Dames
Educational Specialist Early Childhood/PPCD
jenice.dames@esc20.net
(210)370-5613 office
(210)370-5754 fax
Lisa Kirby
Elementary Educational Specialist
lisa.kirby@esc20.net
(210) 370-5469
Erin Kelts
Project Manager
erin.kelts@esc20.net
(210) 370-5664
Dawn Sellers
Educational Specialist
dawn.sellers@esc20.net
(210) 370-5702
Catherine Wonish
Educational Specialist
catherine.wonish@esc20.net
(210) 370-5468
Cindy Miller
Assistive Technology
cindy.miller@esc20.net
(210) 370-5756
Access to the General Curriculum

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, schools are responsible for providing students who are receiving special education services the opportunity to participate in school through the least restrictive environment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that students with disabilities have access to the general curriculum, be involved in the general curriculum, and progress in the general curriculum.

As general education classrooms become more inclusive, strategies for providing access to the general curriculum are needed so that students with disabilities are actively involved and progress within the curriculum in these classrooms.

Our goal is to offer specific trainings and support to assist teachers and administrators with strategies and methods to ensure students with disabilities are not only provided access to the general curriculum, but are making academic progress. Specific training topics include (but are not limited to): Inclusion, Accommodations & Modifications, Co-Teaching, Differentiated Instruction & Brain Based Learning Strategies, and State Assessments.
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 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Resources

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Taking STAAR, STAAR Modified, STAAR L, and TELPAS
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/

Accommodation Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/

Special Education Assessments
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/

STAAR™ Alternate
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/manuals/

STAAR™ Alternate Online Training Modules
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/modules/
 
STAAR™ Alternate Participation Requirements
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/partreqs/

STAAR™ Alternate TEKS Curriculum Framework Documents
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/frameworks/ 

STAAR™ Modified Participation Requirements
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staarm/partreqs/

STAAR™ Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

TAKS Accommodation Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/taks/accommodations/

TAKS–M Modification Guidelines
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/taksm/guidelines/

TAKS–M Participation Requirements
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/taksm/partreqs/

 Additional Resources

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process
U. S. Department of Education, Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
Information Regarding Standards-Based IEP Goal Development Free Online Training
TAKS-M Sample Benchmark Assessments