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Hemphill ISD - Special Education

Welcome to Sabine County Shared Services Arrangement (SCSSA)


Office:  409-787-2338
   Fax:  409-787-2847
Mailing Address:  PO Box 1950
                                     Hemphill TX  75948
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What is a Shared Services Arrangement?
A Shared Services Arrangement is a special education cooperative serving multiple school districts.  In our SSA, those districts are Broaddus, Brookeland, Hemphill, and West Sabine.

Cassy Whitsitt, MEd.,  Director of Special Education
Robyn Shapley, MEd., Educational Diagnostician / Hemphill Middle & High School Campuses
Bobbie Strickland, MEd.,  Educational Diagnostician / Hemphill Elementary
Collette Hanzel, MS., CCC, Speech Language Pathologist - All Campuses
Jasmine Blake, LVN - Medically Fragile Unit Nurse / SHARS
Susan Matthews, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern - All Campuses
Patti Guidry, Case Manager/Administrative Assistant
Walker Ann Wilson, B.S.,  Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Shelley Fisette, Educational Diagnostician
Marrissa Roberts, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Contact Information: 

Mailing Adress: P O Box 1950, Hemphill,Texas 75948          
Office: 409-787-2338
Fax: 409-299-8117

Parent Resources:

ADD Resources:   Allergy Resouce:

Awesome Library:    

Children with Diabetes: 

Council for Exceptional Children:             Yahoo Directory:  Yahoo Special Education Links

Downs Syndrome Health Issues:      Epilepsy Foundation:

IDEA:     Links to Disabilities: - disabilities search engine

Learning Disabilities:        Special Olympics:     
Autistm:  Parent 
Renters' Rights for People with Disabilities
Managing Your Child's Transition to Adulthood
Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs
Special Needs Checklist:  How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

Links to Resources:  The National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities; National Directory of State Department of Education; Texas Education Agency

Website Resources:

TEACCH:  Social Stories:  Visual supports:;; Reading:; Math resource:  Math games: 

Dispute Resolution Handbook

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