Fort Bend ISD to Open Early Intervention Academy

Fort Bend ISD is presenting a new educational program to help meet the needs of early childhood learners. The Early Intervention Academy, housed at the Early Literacy Center at the Ridgemont Early Childhood Center, will offer eligible three-year old children a full-day, extended year of learning opportunities.

By attending the Early Intervention Academy, eligible students will have access to a blend of educational and therapy services offered through developmentally appropriate curriculum. Upon completion of the program, students will have gained the skills necessary to integrate into their neighborhood elementary school.

Academy highlights include:

• Full day preschool program from 8:10 am to 2:30 pm.

• Extended school year.

• Additional therapy services in occupational, speech and music therapy.

• Applied Behavior Analysis intervention.

• Structured, explicit social skills delivery model to engage children.

• Family outreach, training and coaching.

• Ongoing program evaluation and progress monitoring.

The academy is designed for students who are three years-old on or before September 1st and who meet the Texas Education Agency special education eligibility criteria of being identified with Autism, Non-Categorical Early Childhood for suspected Autism or Intellectual Disability. The academy will consider enrollment of students who do not meet the criteria on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrollment in the Early Intervention Academy will be limited to 40 students for the 2018-19 school year, with a maximum of 32 students with disabilities. The academy will offer a lottery-based application process.

To access the academy application, visit