• Special Education Department

    NEW! Stakeholders' Survey Information

    Our district is participating in the special education Differentiated Monitoring and Support process. We are asking that you provide feedback through this 10-20-minute survey. This information is vital in helping TEA to provide information to districts concerning their monitoring results. The purpose of this survey is to gather information and revise support for all districts in Texas. Your responses will only be reviewed internally to assist TEA with the monitoring process. The information you share is confidential to the extent permitted by law. Responses to the survey may be subject to public information requests in accordance with the Public Information Act. Texas Government Code, Chapter 552. Participation or Withdrawal of your participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time. As you complete the survey, you will need to enter the Education Service Center Region Number or ESC number -(09) and the name of the district - (Wichita Falls ISD).

    Click on the 'plus' button for the lists of Stakeholder Survey Cover Letters listed under Monitoring Family Fact Sheet to the left of your screen. The deadline to complete this survey is March 12th, 2021.

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like more information on resources listed within the survey, please contact the Texas Education Agency Review and Support Division at reviewandsupport@tea.texas.gov. Any comments or concerns specific to our district should be sent directly to the Director of Special Education - Alefia Paris-Toulon at aparis-toulon@wfisd.net.

     

    Motto:

    Educate, Nurture, Prepare

    Mission: 

    The mission of the Wichita Falls Special Education Department is to:

    • Educate students with special needs utilizing research-based curriculum, flexibly designed to meet the unique needs of each individual learner
    • Nurture students by providing a safe environment where their academic, behavioral and social needs may be met
    • Prepare students to achieve by equipping them with the education and skills needed to successfully adapt and adjust to our ever-changing world

    Vision: 

    The vision of the Wichita Falls Special Education Department is to educate students with special needs today, nurture their dreams of tomorrow, and prepare them for an ever changing world. 

    Special Education Services: 

    Our highly trained professional staff serves students with disabilities ranging in age from 3 through 21 years, whose educational needs may be physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or speech and language.  We also provide services for students with serious visual or hearing impairments ranging in age from birth through 21 years. 

    The 13 Disabilities Recognized by the Texas Education Agency:

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITY

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT SPEECH IMPAIRMENT

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT DEAF/HARD OF HEARING

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT DEAF BLIND

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT AUTISM

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT NON-CATEGORICAL

     

    In order to help our students achieve their highest potential, an individualized education plan is developed for every student receiving services through the Special Education Department. This plan is developed after a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, including the parents, has reviewed all the needs of the child. 

    The plan sets short term goals, long term goals, and determines instructional and related services, which will best facilitate the child's progress in the least restrictive environment. Placement needs are met through a full continuum of services for students, aged 3-21 years of age, with educational handicaps.  Our multi-disciplinary staff provides comprehensive assessments and services to children with many special needs. 

     

  • Contact Us

    Alefia Paris-Toulon M. Ed
    Director of Special Education 
    940.235-1019
     
    Carrie Yoakum, Ed. D
    Assistant Director of  Special Education 
    (940) 235-1019 x 14003
    cyoakum@wfisd.net
     
    Amy Blackwell, M. Ed
    Evaluation Specialist
    (940) 235-1019 x 14008
     
    Laura Akin, M. Ed
    Elementary Special Education Curriculum Specialist
    (940) 235-1019 x 14026
    lakin@wfisd.net

    Katie Flippin, M. Ed
    Secondary Special Education Curriculum Specialist
    (940) 235-1019 x 14016
     
    Robbie Byrd, M. Ed
    Systems Analyst
    MSB Coordinator
    (940) 235-1019 x 26003
      
    Request for Records
    Emily Clements
    (940) 235-1019 x 14001
    Fax: (940) 235-1097