Educational Resources

Educational Resources

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The Arbor School – Opportunities for people with Special Needs


The Arbor School provides intensive educational intervention, at the least possible cost to parents, for children, birth through age eighteen, evidencing developmental delays, or those at risk due to diagnosed handicapping conditions.

The Arbor provides equal educational opportunities without regard to handicap, religion, race, color, sex, or national origin.

DSAH Homeschool Connection

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Distinct Abilities – Where Everyone is Exceptional

ef0ccc85fa176412e6b854c585b2fda2This Program (DAP) is an academic preschool where children 6 weeks through 6 years, can build a solid foundation in which they can explore and discover their own “distinct abilities”. Distinct Abilities provides children with language, mathematics, science and cultural curriculum in the classroom while encouraging and developing socialization and self-led direction. This environment provides each child the opportunity to explore his/her surroundings and share in the joy of mentoring children while still learning from others. DAP has TWO educational programs in SEPARATE classrooms.


The Rise School of Houston – “Where Special Kids Shine”

Welcome to The Rise School of Houston, the city’s first and only school dedicated to early education of infants, toddlers and pre-school children born with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities in an integrated environment.

The Tuttle School at Briarwood- A school for children with Developmental Disabilities

The Tuttle School at Briarwood is for students, ages 5-21, with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It is designed to teach functional age-appropriate skills within a school or community setting. Our school strives to teach students to lead successful and personally fulfilling lives at their individual ability level. Because of the unique needs of the Tuttle School population, extra emphasis is placed on the teaching and application of functional and pragmatic skills. To ensure maximum learning, each class is staffed with a teacher and an assistant with 8-10 students per class.

HISD | SpecialEducation Resources for Parents

HoustonISD_seal.svgThe purpose of special education is to minimize the impact of the student’s disability while maximizing opportunities for the student to fully participate in his/her natural environment. The Houston Independent School District offers a variety of special services at its campuses and through community agencies and hospitals within its boundaries. The Office of Special Education Services serves approximately 16,300 eligible students between the ages of 3-21.





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