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Margarita Aguirre,
Director of Special Education
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 769
Pharr, Texas 78577
Phone: (956) 354-2200
Fax: (956) 354-3034

Address: 903 N Flag St, Pharr TX 78577

Resources on Special Education in Texas
The link below is to a Texas Education Agency (TEA) webpage that contains information and linked documents that have been created as general resources for families.

Updates in Special Education


Child Find/Child Serve
Do you know a child or student aged 0-21 who shows signs of developmental delay, or on-going learning, behavioral or medical issues that interfere with learning? Any person who knows of a child struggling to learn, and who suspects a disability is at the root of that struggle, can make a referral.

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How to make a Referral
Any one of the offices below will take your referral:
Call the Special Education Department of your local school district. If in PSJA, call (956) 354-2200.
Call Region One ESC Child Find/Child Serve at 1-800-274-7346.
Write Region One ESC Child Find/Child Serve at 1900 W. Schunior Edinburg, Texas, 78539.

What is an ARD?
The Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee is responsible for making the educational decisions for a child who is being considered for Special Education Services. The parents or adult students are members of the ARD committee, as are a principal, general education teacher and Special Education teacher. Educational diagnosticians, as the district's Special Education assessment leader, and other Special Education professionals such as speech pathologists and occupational therapists often participate in ARD meetings, as well.

What is an IEP?
The Individual Education Plan written by the ARD Committee describes the services a particular student will receive as part of the home district's special education program.


Child Find, Evaluation and ARD Supports Network:

Resource Links

ARD Guide for Parents

Guia Para Padres del Proceso de ARD

Procedural Safeguards

Aviso sobre Procedimientos de Proteccion

Region One-Special Education

Parents and educators, know which Special Education programs are offered in your region:


Texas Education Agency-Special Education

Parents and educators, know your rights and state mandates & guidelines


Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services

Parents and educators, get to know the federal guidelines of Special Education.


Council for Exceptional Children

Learn more about the nation's leading organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts & talents.


National Autism Center

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