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Special Education

Child Find Notice
East Wharton County Co-Op provides special education services to children who have or are suspected of having a disability. Special 
education services are available to children with disabilities 
Special Services Resources
Transition Information
If you need assistance with any of these services, please contact Karie Janik at 979-532-6245.
Transitions Newsletter for Seniors - February 2015
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Texas Transition and Employment Information 
(See attachments below)

Wharton County Junior College
Patty Young, M. ED, Coordinator of Disability Services
[email protected]979-532-6384, Wharton Campus

Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Aracely Olmela, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
[email protected]281-239-1230281-750-9296

Workforce Solutions
Christi Martin Woods

TEXANA Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Division
[email protected] or
[email protected]
Intake Process: 281-342-0090866-526-4437281-239-1349

Social Security

Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services


The East Wharton County Cooperative (EWCC) is a shared services arrangement among the Boling, East Bernard, and Wharton ISDs that provides special education services to eligible students ages three through twenty-one.  We strive to provide a child centered educational process and instructional and related services in the least restrictive environment using a variety of placement options for special needs students.  The EWCC is committed to communication and collaboration among students, parents, educators, and other stakeholders so that children with disabilities can receive appropriate educational programming.


If you have a child who might benefit from special education services, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s campus to request a special education referral.  You may also contact Erin Andel, Director of Special Education, at 979-532-6245.

Boling-East Bernard-Wharton





East Bernard 
Lacey Christ,
Special Programs Director
  979-335-7519 ext 135
Christine Sheets,
High School Resource Teacher
   979-335-7519 ext 171
Rosemary Tovar,
Junior High Resource Teacher
    979-335-7519 ext 166
Leigh Warlick,
Elementary Resource Teacher
    979-335-7519 ext 172


Donna Albert,
Administrative Assistant 

Nancy Garcia
Records Clerk/Interpreter  
Speech Pathologist
and Social Skills
Licensed Specialist in School Psych 

Occupational Therapist
Kristin Holton
Orientation and Mobility
Transition Coordinator 
Allison Ray
Vision Teacher 

Special Education Counselor, LPC
Diana Blazek
ARD Facilitator
Behavior Specialist
LPC Intern