Low Incidence Disabilities (LID)
ESC, Region 20 provides professional development, technical assistance, and resources that support programs serving students with low incidence disabilities (severe and profound cognitive disabilities, medically fragile, deaf/blind).
These Programs are often referred to as Life Skills Programs or other district specific acronyms such as ALE, FLU, FLS, etc. Students in these programs typically participate in the STAAR Alternate Administration.
Low Incidence Contact List
Would you like to receive regular updates regarding Low Incidence Disabilities and STAAR Alternate?
Please complete the following steps to join the ESC-20 Low Incidence Disabilities Contact List:
- Go to the home page at www.ESC20.net
- Click on the red button on the top right titled Join Mailing List
- Type your email address
- Click submit
- check the boxes for the mailing lists you would like to join.
- Click subscribe.
You will receive a confirmation email.
ESC-20 Exemplary Educator Showcase
Meet Janet Sheppard!
Janet teaches at Kendall Elementary in Boerne ISD. She is a master at utilizing visual systems to foster independence for her students and has classroom management down to an art. She is able to differentiate her instruction to ensure that all her students are appropriately challenged based on their individual skill level and incorporates opportunities for her students to work as a whole group, in a small group, as well as independently.
She individualizes to meet each student's specific needs by utilizing adapted seating where needed and incorporates communication supports throughout the day for students that use them.
She is open to classroom visitors, so please visit her school website to contact her:
or her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some pictures from her classroom below!
National Resources: Websites, Technical Assistance Centers & Online Professional Development