Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Autism Training!
The Exceptional Program's Taos Autism Team is proud to host Families First, a live-stream event from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD). 
Families First is a monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder. The program is FREE of charge. Each 3-hour workshop focuses on providing parents and caregivers with strategies to use at home, school, and in the community. The strategies discussed are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). 
All workshops are held in the Taos Municipal Schools Board Room from 8 AM to 11 AM. Upcoming topics are as follows:

January 26: Increasing Independence-Teaching Everyday Self-Help Skills

March - we will not be hosting due to spring break.

April 6: Beginning Toilet Training

To register for a workshop, call the Exceptional Programs at 737-6115 and provide your name and contact information.

 Child Find will be the first Thursday in February and March 2019. If you have a child you would like to have screened for speech or other developmental concerns, please call the Exceptional Program Office to schedule an appointment.



Mission Statement:

Every child and youth with exceptionalities has the right to a free, appropriate public education in a safe environment. It is the goal of the Taos Municipal School District, and the Department of Special Education, in particular, to help students with exceptionalities develop their potential in becoming independent, adjusted, and competent members of society. We believe:* All students can learn.* Parents, family members, and school staff are essential partners working together to guarantee that their child receives the best education possible.* All students should be educated, as much as possible, with their peers.* Early identification of students who may be exceptional is extremely important.* The wide range of special education services must be individualized and evaluated for their effectiveness.​


Declaración de la Misión:

Todos los niños y jóvenes con excepcionalidades tienen derecho a una educación pública, gratuita y adecuada en un entorno seguro. El objetivo del Distrito Escolar y del Departamento de Programas Excepcionales, en particular, para ayudar a los estudiantes con excepcionalidades desarrollar su potencial para convertirse ser independiente, ajustados y miembros competentes de la sociedad. Creemos que: * Todos los estudiantes pueden aprender. * Los padres, los miembros de la familia, y el personal de la escuela son esenciales asociados que trabajan juntos para garantizar que el niño reciba la mejor educación posible. * Todos los estudiantes deben ser educados, en la medida de lo posible, con sus compañeros. * La amplia gama de servicios de educación especial deben ser individualizados y se deben evaluar por su eficacia.