YES Prep Public Schools

Special Populations


COVID-19 Update:

We're continuing to provide supports for students in Special Populations through our Keep YES Prep Learning Plan. Special Populations staff hold office hours for direct student support on a daily basis. Please review the family guide, and reach out to your campus Special Education Manager or Literacy Specialist for more information. 

SPANISH/ESPANOL

Continuamos brindando apoyo a los estudiantes en poblaciones especiales a través de nuestro plan de aprendizaje En YES Prep Seguimos Aprendiendo. El personal de Poblaciones Especiales tiene un horario de oficina para el apoyo directo de los estudiantes cada dia. Revise la guía familiar y comuníquese con el Gerente de Educación Especial o el Especialista en Alfabetización de su escuela para obtener más información.


 

At YES Prep, we are committed to working with families to make sure all of our students get the support they need to be successful.  In order to ensure that ALL students have access to a college-ready education, YES Prep offers a variety of services to students in Special Populations.  You can find more information about each of our departments by clicking the page in the menu on the right.  Read below for more information about how to refer your student for services from one of our departments.

Vision

We will ensure that in every school, in every classroom, every day, exceptional learners at YES Prep engage in rigorous, aligned, and active learning, dramatically increasing college readiness.  We will embrace the abilities of all students, empowering them to succeed in rigorous post-secondary opportunities and lead choice-filled lives. 

Referrals to Special Populations

For those students who are having difficulty in the regular classroom, all school districts and open enrollment charter schools must consider tutorial, compensatory, and other academic or behavior support services that are available to all students, including a process based on Response to Intervention (RtI). The implementation of RtI has the potential to have a positive impact on the ability of districts and charter schools to meet the needs of all struggling students.  

If a student is experiencing learning difficulties, his or her guardian may contact the individual(s) listed below to learn about the school’s overall general education referral or screening system for support services. This system links students to a variety of support options, including making a referral for a special education evaluation or for a Section 504 evaluation to determine if the student needs specific aids, accommodations, or services. A guardian may request an evaluation for special education or Section 504 services at any time.   

Additional Information

The following websites provide information and resources for students with disabilities and their families.


Outside Service Providers

The ARC-Greater Houston Chapter Private, nonprofit organization to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead ordinary lives and be included in their communities. Services include information and referral, parent support group (bilingual), mentors for adults, social and leisure programs, weekend respite. Summer day camp and advocacy. Assistance with special education. 
713-957-1600, 3737 | Dacoma #E, Houston 77092 | Mailing address: PO Box 924168 Houston 77292
 
Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology - Medical, psychological, and educational diagnosis and care for developmentally delayed, learning disabled, children with intellectual disabilities and other health impairments, ages 0-18. Social service consultations. 832-822-5046 | 6701 Fannin, Houston 77030 9th Floor of Clinical Care Center | Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm
 
The CenterTesting, counseling, schooling, recreation and dental services for those with Intellectual Disabilities. Referrals through schools and State Department of Human Resources – MHMR: daycare for children and adults, residential services, both rural and urban community settings. 713-525-8400 | 3550 W. Dallas, Houston 77019
 
ECI Project TYKE – Katy ISDFamilies with young children, ages 0-3, with developmental delays. Needs-based services provided in the home or natural environment. Services cost based on family cost share; Medicaid, insurance and CHIP accepted. 281-237-6647 | 1736 Katyland Drive, Katy 77493
 
Family to Family NetworkProvides information and referral, education and support for families of children with disabilities. 713-466-6304 | 13150 FM 529, Suite 106, Houston 77041
 
MedCare Pediatric Group Occupational, physical and speech therapy. Counseling, case management and assessment for children with autism, PDD, ADHD/ ADD, cerebral palsy, infant drug exposure, and other childhood disorders. Offers aquatic therapy, home therapy, nursing services, parent support groups and respite care.  713-773-5100 | 12371 S. Kirkwood Dr., Stafford 77477
 
The Harris CenterProvides mental health and psychiatric services, in addition to services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Must be over three (3) years of age and are residents of Harris County, meet financial and diagnostic eligibility requirements.  713-970-7070