• Howe ISD is a member for the Grayson County Special Education SSA.
    The Grayson County Special Education SSA and its member districts offer comprehensive
    special education services to eligible students ages 3 through 21 years and to children from
    birth through age 21 years who have hearing or visual impairment.

    Children from birth to 3 years old with other disabilities are referred to appropriate
    agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at
    no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services
    and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

    Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including
    learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or
    hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive
    developmental disorders, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

    A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available.

    For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the
    principal or counselor of any local public school or contact Sharon Farr, Child Find Coordinator, at sharon.farr@graysoncountyssa.org or at (903) 696-0015.

    Grayson County Special Education SSA provides the following services:

    • Speech and Language
    • PPCD
    • Counseling
    • Diagnostic evaluations
    • Life Skills Class 
    • Behavioral Adjustment Class
    • Collaborates with RtI team
    • Consultation / Professional Development
    • Transportation

    Howe ISD employs Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessional support at each campus.