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School-based Therapy Services supports children with disabilities and their families in the areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy and music therapy. This support comes through assessment, intervention, consultation, training and direct service in the classroom in a student's neighborhood school and district.
HCDE’s School-Based Therapy Services helps more than 7,000 students each year who struggle with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and other challenges. Working on school campuses throughout Harris County, HCDE’s team of therapy specialists are highly trained to meet the unique educational challenges faced by these students—and help them achieve.
We have been supporting school districts and charter schools in and around Harris County since 1978. We provide leadership in best practices for school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy through our interactive web-based resource TxSpot!
For more information, check out our School-Based Therapy Services Annual Report to the Board for Fiscal Year 2020.
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a U.S. federal law governing how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to children and families. Enacted in 1975, the law upholds the U.S. Constitution 14th Amendment which says all children deserve equal opportunity to be included in public education.
Since enactment, children with disabilities are accessing free and appropriate public education with improved educational outcomes as a result of the special education and related services support provided by their local schools.