Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District is a public school district based in Rio Grande City, Texas.  The Special Services department encompasses three unique programs.  These programs include Special education, Dyslexia and Section 504.  Special Education is an integral part of the total instructional program of the district.  A continuum of services is provided to meet the needs of students.

The Special Education Department fosters independent living skills through a rigorous, nurturing learning environment coupled with high quality instruction and support services that enable all students to reach their full potential.  In addition, it promotes inclusion and supports students with disabilities in gaining college and career readiness.

One of the recent developments at Rio Grande City CISD has been addition of their sensory therapeutic room.  With this room the staff at Rio Grande is focusing on improved services, improving student outcomes, and taking a cost saving approach by not using support services.  One of the key pieces in this room is the tWall 32.  The tWall is a multifunctional fitness, sports, performance and therapy touch wall provides a fantastic movement based workout across numerous applications.

With the tWall students on the autism spectrum, those with ADD, ADHD, and Behavior issues can use it to refocus.  Students with other sensory needs, cognitive tasks, or downs syndrome find a fun interactive game that keeps them active.

Through Section 504, a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the district is required to meet the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.  They embrace that ALL students can learn and will be successful in their schools with instruction that is geared to their strengths and given sufficient opportunity to learn.