• 1. What is the mission of the Mosaic 18+ Program?

    To help our students create a meaningful and fulfilling adult life by learning necessary skills and utilizing sustainable community support based on current strengths, needs and preferences in accordance with federal and state law.

    Our goal is to help families determine the answers to these important questions:

    What does the student want to do after graduation from district services?
    Where will the student be doing these activities?
    Who will be with the student during these activities?
    What support does the student need (or desire) to accomplish these activities? 

    Answering these questions is not the end goal of transition services, though. The end goal, instead, is to “facilitate the movement” of the student away from district services and into the community, agency, and family services and support options identified in the answers to the above questions.

    2. What are the eligibility requirements for the Mosaic 18+ Program?

    A. Students must live within Humble ISD district boundaries.  
    B. Mosaic is a special education program for adult students. Therefore, all students must be at least 18 years of age, but not older than 21 years of age, on September 1st of the school year in which they receive services. 
    C. Students must have completed all state testing and high school course credits for graduation in accordance with Texas law.
    D. Students must have completed at least one modified TEKS-based high school course required for graduation OR, if required courses for graduation were never modified, the student must not have met standards on 3 or more End of Course exams. Students who are potentially eligible for Mosaic will have one of the following graduation codes assigned to their case during high school:

    35 - Non-modified and did not pass 3 or more E.O.C.s
    54 - Completion of IEP and Full Time Employment
    55 - Completion of IEP and Demonstration of Employability and Self-Help Skills
    56 - Completion of IEP and Connection to Agencies
    57 - Completion of IEP and Reached Age 22*

    *Code 57 can only be assigned to students during their final year of eligibility in the program

    E. The student’s ARD committee must determine, after reviewing data through high school, that further 18+ transition services are required to meet Texas graduation code requirements.  

    3. Are transition services through the Mosaic 18+ Program offered for a guaranteed four years until the student turns 22 years old?

    There are no federal or state laws mandating four years of attendance in the Mosaic program for qualified students.  Instead, Texas law states that students receiving 18+ services, like all students in Texas, exit the program when they have met graduation code requirements. Mosaic students can meet their graduation code requirements at any time during their tenure in the program and services are never ARDed for more than one year at a time.  If, after participating in the program, a student’s ARD committee determines during their ARD meeting that graduation code requirements have not been met, the committee determines what additional services are needed to meet graduation requirements, including up to one additional year in the program.  Services may continue up until a student turns 22 years of age if, during ARD meetings in the years prior, the ARD committee determined that Texas graduation code requirements were not met and additional services were required. 

    4. How does the ARD committee know when a student has met Texas graduation code requirements?

    Students graduate from the program based on data reviewed during each student’s ARD committee meeting and in accordance with Texas graduation code requirements.  Mosaic staff monitor the progress of each student and when graduation code requirements are met, the staff collaborate with the student and support team to set a graduation date.  

    5. What is the service model of the Mosaic 18+ Program?

    The Mosaic 18+ Program’s main location is at the Community Learning Center (CLC) in Humble, Texas.  At the CLC, Mosaic utilizes three mock apartments to practice independent living skills, an office workroom and production lab to practice the soft skills for employment, various classrooms for individualized small and whole group learning and district provided vehicles for outings into the community.  Mosaic also offers staff support at Lonestar College Kingwood to Mosaic students who are taking college credit, certificate or continuing education courses as part of their transition plan. 

    Student transition plans in the Mosaic 18+ Program are based on transition assessments in collaboration with the student, their support team and local agencies.  The aim is to identify what the student and family transition goals are, gather information on current support needs, determine the viable student, family and community agency resources and teach our students some of the skills necessary to actively transition into their plans.  

    In the Mosaic program, students work on self-advocacy and learn skills to become more independent adults based on their transition needs in the following three postsecondary goal areas: 


    We believe students can learn self-advocacy and executive functioning skills to develop a natural support system in order to continue to learn and grow throughout life.  

    We can provide:

    • Communication and social skills training
    • Executive functioning skills training
    • Self-efficacy skills training
    • Self-advocacy skills training
    • Humble ISD teachers to support students on the LSC-Kingwood campus
    • Training on finding and accessing natural supports at the college campus and in the community

    Independent Living

    We believe all students can create goals and learn skills necessary to live as independently as possible.

    We can provide:

    • Practice life skills in mock apartments
    • Budgeting practice according to personal goals
    • Safety and emergency training
    • Weekly cooking, cleaning and shopping
    • Social skills training based on research-based curriculum and strategies
    • Social media and internet safety training
    • Support and training in finding and maintaining meaningful relationships
    • Training on finding, organizing and participating in social activities in local community


    We believe all students are capable of productive, fulfilling employment with the necessary support.

    We can provide:

    • Hard and soft skills training for employment
    • Skills for finding jobs
    • Social skills training for the work environment
    • Real world experience including career exploration and learning skills to obtain paid employment or volunteer opportunities
    • Training in finding and accessing adult employment support