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Houston Independent School District

Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center 

4400 West 18th Street 

Houston, TX  77092-8501 

Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the seventh largest school district in the country.  HISD services the city of Houston which covers Bellaire, Southside Place and West University Place municipalities.  There are several other portions of municipalities where HISD also covers.  Total enrollment as of February 2009 was 200,225. 

Ethnic Breakdown is as follows:

Hispanic  61.1%
African-American 27.8%
Anglo American  7.8%
Asian American 3.2%
Native American .1%

Resources for Students with Disabilities 

Parent Organizations for Children 

Deaf Blind Multi-Handicapped Association of Texas

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments 

Visual Conditions 

Visual Impairment Guide

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness 

State and National Organizations 

Texas Autism Advocacy

U.S. Department of Education

Texas Commission for the Blind

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

American Foundation for the Blind

American Printing House for the Blind

Lighthouse of Houston

Sources of Braille Children’s Books and Magazines 

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The National Braille Press

Seedlings Braille Books for Children 

Secondary Education 

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Aspects on Transition 

Deaf Education 

National Association of the Deaf

Programs for Children with Hearing Impairments of Special Needs

Cochlear Implant Education Center 

Behavioral Science 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology

Houston Independent School District Special Education Guide to Admission, Review and Dismissal

Houston Independent School District Procedural Safeguards

Learn about Individualized Education Programs (IEP).  

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