Doris Klaussen Developmental Center
Doris Klaussen Developmental Center (DKDC) is operated by the CISD and provides educational services for students with moderate to severe impairments. Programs are administered on- and off-campus and include Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive Impaired (mild, moderate and severe levels), Multiply Impaired (severe level), Emotionally Impaired (Day Treatment Program for severely emotionally impaired), and Adult Training Program.
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ATP - Adult Training Program
MoCI - Moderately Cognitive Impaired
SCI - Severely Cognitively Impaired
SXI - Severely Multiply Impaired
APE - Adapted Physical Education
AT - Assistive Technology
O&M - Orientation & Mobility
OT - Occupational Therapy
PI - Physical Impairment
Psy - Psychological Services
PT - Physical Therapy
SP & L - Speech and Language
SSW - School Social Work
TCVI - Teacher Consult for Visually Impaired
TCHI - Teacher Consult for Hearing Impaired
TCASD - Teacher Consult for Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Curricular areas in which instruction is provided include: Personal care, independent living, communication, leisure/recreation, cognitive, prevocational/vocational, social/emotional, and motor skills. The IEP will identify appropriate curricular areas and goals to meet the unique needs of each individual student.
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The staff of the Doris Klaussen Development Center are committed to developing the greatest level of independence in every student. Within a caring and supportive school setting, our highly-trained staff utilizes instructional best practices and research based interventions to create and implement individualized programming for each student.