Student Studies

Access to the General Curriculum

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, schools are responsible for
providing students who are receiving special education services the opportunity to participate in school
through the least restrictive environment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that
students with disabilities have access to the general curriculum, be involved in the general curriculum,
and progress in the general curriculum.

As general education classrooms become more inclusive, strategies for providing access to the general
curriculum are needed so that students with disabilities are actively involved and progress within the
curriculum in these classrooms.

At Region 15 we strive to provide resources and training opportunities in

  • Inclusion

  • Co-Teaching

  • PLAAFP/IEP development

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Specifically Designed Instruction

  • Any area that hinders academic progress

Contact for more information:

Access to the General Curriculum:

Kari Calcote
Phone: 325-481-4053

Administrative Assistant:

Sharon Vick
Phone: 325-658-6571 ext. 2138

Training Opportunities:

See below for more information about workshops:


January 16, 2014: Connecting the Dots FIE to State Assessment  Session # 021952


  January 30, 2014: Inclusion Support-Making it work for you Session # 022053


 February 19, 2014: PAR-Protocol for Accommodations in Reading Session # 021609


March 5, 2014: Social Skills Make and Take Session # 022061


April 29-30, 2014: 20 Strategies for Any Classroom Session # 022063


Guidance Documents



AGC Resources

Statewide Lead ESC 20


Region 13 AGC


OSEP Ideas that Work  


CAST-Center for Applied Special Technology


 Universal Design for Learning


 Differentiation Daily

State Assessment System


Response to Intervention