September 2020
CISD Booster for Special Programs News
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$25 family - $5 teacher
The CISD Booster for Special Programs is district wide organization that supports Special Programs for all eleven campuses. We are a federally recognized non-profit 501(c) 3. 
MEMBERSHIP is our #1 fundraiser. 

Fall 2020 Parent Virtual Training
Thank you Teachers, Paraprofessionals, & Administration! We appreciate all that you do!
Our Booster Welcomed 8 New Special Programs Staff with Dragons Gift
Audiologist - Kristen Kennemer
Dyslexia Therapists - Tracy Brandit & Amanda Gray
Music Therapist - Morgan Masters
Physical Therapist - Kellie Shay
Speech Therapists - Emily Anderson, Morgan Bolton & Lara Ely
The Arc of DFW Area
The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University would like to offer training at no cost to Texas parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. This service is provided by a grant project entitled "Coach to Communicate (C2C)," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The training includes a 1-hour self-paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Once complete, there is also the option to be paired with a coach for a more intensive 12-week training specific to their child’s communication needs (again, at no cost to parents). Coaching is offered in English and Spanish.

Educators and service providers are also invited to complete free modules to learn evidence-based strategies for autism and behavior, with the option to earn CEUs. To see training modules available, enroll at
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2020-2021 Officers

President Angela Kwentus 
Treasurer Jacolyn Lieck
Secretary Rebecca Paredes
Fundraising Holly Birnbach
Communications Flora Sanders with help from Student Assistant, Cole Sanders
Social Media Bonnie Pendergrass
CISD Booster for Special Programs | 501(c)3 | 817-889-1278 ||