Thursday, July 27, 2017

Child Find Notice

Wharton ISD provides special education services to children who have or are suspected of having a disability. Special education services are available to children with disabilities ages 3 through 21.

Click here for the Notice. 

Special Services Resources

Legal Framework for the Child Centered Special Education Process 

Transition Information

If you need assistance with any of these services, please contact Karie Janik at 979-532-6245.

Texas Transition and Employment Guide website

Wharton County Junior College

Patty Young, M. ED, Coordinator of Disability Services, 979-532-6384, Wharton Campus

Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

Aracely Olmela, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 281-239-1230, 281-750-9296

Workforce Solutions

Christi Martin Woods, 979-531-0730

TEXANA Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Division or

Intake Process: 281-342-0090, 866-526-4437, 281-239-1349

Social Security, 800-772-1213

Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), toll free 855-937-2372 



Kim Somer, Director of Special Services 

Donna Albert, Administrative Assistant

Laura Reyes, Records Clerk/Interpreter

Clint Barbee, Speech-Language Pathologist 

Stacey Hlavinka, Speech Pathologist 

Kaylan Kopycinski, Speech Pathologist 

Erin Andel, Diagnostician  

Allen Clark, Diagnostician 

Tammy Dotson, Diagnostician 

Shelly Russell, Diagnostician 

Bridgett Savage, Diagnostic Teacher 

Elizabeth Cruz, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology 

Kathleen Hoffer, Occupational Therapist

Karie Janik, Transition Coordinator 

Cindy Mullino, Vision Teacher 

Natalie Mica, Special Education Counselor, LPC