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Related Services for Students with Disabilities

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), “related services" are a wide array of supportive services provided to children with disabilities to assist them in benefiting from special education. Specifically, the IDEA defines related services as transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services necessary for a child with a disability to benefit from special education. The need for related services is typically considered during the student’s admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee meeting as the committee reviews and discusses the student’s evaluation and assessment data. Related services include, but are not limited to: 

  • Audiology services 
  • School health services 
  • Counseling services 
  • Speech-language therapy* 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Transportation 
  • Orientation and mobility services 
  • Parent training 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Psychological services 
  • Recreation 
  • Rehabilitation counseling services 
  • Interpreting Services 
*In Texas, speech-language therapy is considered an instructional service. This means it can be a stand-alone service as well as a supportive service.
Waxahachie ISD Special Education Department
1000 US Hwy 77 North
Waxahachie, Texas  75165