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Accommodation Central

We want all of our students to learn and succeed. With the appropriate, successfully implemented accommodations, students can reach their fullest potential. However, finding current information about accommodations can be challenging, confusing, and complicated. Our mission is to provide everything you need in one place: accommodations that support student learning, relevant examples, steps for implementation, practical tips, and details about state testing allowability.

The Accommodation Central Learning Library provides more in-depth information about accommodations and related topics. The Accommodation Central Community is a place to build connections where members can participate in live chats, share ideas, and ask questions.

This website was developed as a project of the Region 13 Progress in the General Curriculum Program. Keep checking back as we add more content, videos, and other resources to Accommodation Central. We hope that educators of all levels and backgrounds will find this website useful for their practice.

 

Region 13

Education Service Center Region 13 is one of twenty service centers that serve Texas educational needs. We are a non-regulatory agency; our relationship with school districts is collaborative and supportive. Our purpose is to aid teachers and administrators in their role as educators of our children. We serve as a liaison between the Texas Education Agency and local schools districts and the schools they serve by disseminating information, conducting training, and consultation for both federal and state programs.

The Team

Debra Leff

Debra Leff

Debra Leff has been a Teacher of the Visually Impaired for over thirty years in various districts in central Texas. She is committed to the goal of visually impaired students having access to the general education and expanded core curriculum.

Kim West

Kim West

Kim West believes that all people have strengths and that educators desire to help others discover, encourage, and develop these strengths in myriad ways. Through these processes, we all learn and contribute.

Elaine Young

Elaine Young

Elaine Young is dedicated to instilling in educators, parents, and students that they are individuals first and persons with a hearing loss second.  She is passionate about her thirty years of work in deaf education in both public and private settings.

Nichole Kertis Barton

Nichole Kertis Barton

Nichole Kertis Barton is dedicated to removing barriers to learning and solving problems using technology tools.  She yearns to be a digital native.

Darcy Schiller

Darcy Schiller

Darcy Schiller has worked with students, families, and educators in Hawaii, Guam, Indiana, and Texas. She knows that when serving those affected by developmental disabilities, she is serving something greater than herself.

Gretchen Kehrberg

Gretchen Kehrberg

Gretchen Kehrberg is passionate about education and working with teachers to create inclusive learning environments where all students have the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Gretchen has put this belief into practice throughout her career as a science teacher and special education teacher.

Robert Moreno

Robert Moreno

Robert Moreno believes in promoting a positive, growth mindset, and is dedicated to helping others increase their own capacity through collaborative learning.