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      Atascosa-McMullen Special Education Co-op

 1080 Blue Bonnet

    Pleasanton, TX 78064

(830) 569-1355

The Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative Staff welcomes you.  We look forward to serving students in our member districts of Pleasanton ISD, Poteet ISD, Jourdanton ISD, Charlotte ISD, and McMullen County ISD along with several other surrounding school districts. 


Here is the link for the google form registration page.


Lunch and Learn Virtual Trainings for Parents

Complete this form to register for the training series. Once the form is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access the sessions. Please allow 24 hours to receive the link. Questions? Please contact Brenda Nelson at or 830-569-1355 ext. 302

Log in from any desktop or mobile device and join us for lunch and learning.  This fast-paced, virtual training features 15 to 20 minutes of very useful nuggets of information you can implement right away.  Stick around for 10 minutes of Q&A…or just be on your way!  All trainings will be held online at 12:15 pm.


To register, visit the Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative website (go to, click on Departments, click on Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative) or Click Here.  


December 9, 2020 – Alphabet Soup - Special Education has a language all its own full of acronyms and special terms.  Join us for a brief lesson on the Top 10 terms you may hear at your child’s next ARD meeting.

January 13, 2021 – Top 3 Tips on Preparing for the ARD MeetingJoin us to learn 3 important ways to prepare for your child’s ARD meetings.  Parent participation in the ARD process results in better success for children.

February 3, 2021 – Know Your Rights – This session will highlight 5 important features of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards that every parent needs to know.

March 3, 2021 – The ARD Agenda – The ARD meeting follows a specific order as outlined in our federal special education law.  Join this session to learn about the stages of the ARD meeting and how you can contribute to the decisions made for your child.

March 17, 2021 – Transition Talk: What’s in a Transition Plan? – Transition planning begins at age 14 or sooner.  Learn the basics of how to determine the next steps for your child as they transition out of high school.

April 7, 2021 – The Texas Autism Supplement in a Nutshell – 11 strategies must be considered for all students identified with autism.  Join us for a brief overview of this very important part of the ARD process.

April 21, 2021 – What Are Related Services? - Speech, occupational therapy and psychological services are only a few of the Related Services that may be needed by students with disabilities. This session will briefly introduce you to the array of related services that are available.

May 5, 2021 – Fun with a Purpose…Learning Activities for Summer - Add some purpose to your child's play with terrific sensory and motor skill development activities.  Lots of practical, easy and fun activities will be presented.  Fun with a purpose this summer will reap academic rewards in the classroom!


May 19, 2021 - Building an Introduction Portfolio for your Child - Student Introduction Portfolios are a great way to share important information about your child beyond what is found in the IEP.  Join us to learn what information to include in your child’s portfolio.  Start next school year on a positive note by presenting this information in a fun, creative and informative way.



The staff of Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative is dedicated to providing itinerant and related services to students with disabilities in Pleasanton, Poteet, Jourdanton, Charlotte and McMullen County.  Our focus in 2020 is : "GRIT" representing Growth, Resilience, Improvement and Tenacity in our daily interactions with campus staff and students.