Jackson County ISD - Special Education
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Torrant & Young Campus
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Special Education needs in local districts
Center Based Special Education
The Lyle Torrant Center
The Lyle Torrant Center is a public school operated by the Jackson County Intermediate School District. The Torrant Center has been in operation since 1973, serving youth with developmental disabilities from all twelve school districts in Jackson County. Students are referred to us through the local school district Special Education teams.
We primarily serve Cognitively Impaired (CI), Severely Multiply Impaired (SXI), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed (ECDD). Our students range in age from birth to 26 years. Other programs offered at Torrant include Head Start and Audiological Evaluations.
The Kit Young Center
The Kit Young Center is located at 1185 W. Parnall Road, on the Torrant Center campus and has three contained classrooms primarily for Moderately Cognitively Impaired (MoCI) students and one classroom for multiple impairments. The purpose of its programs is to provide community education, mobility, pre-vocational and vocational training in various actual real life settings resulting in successful community utilization and development of skills of community independence.
Our student populations developmental delays preclude their ability to reach a typical adult role level of functioning. We build on each students individual level of functioning, fostering the attainment of their highest possible level of achievement.