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Education and Schools: Resources & Services for Students with Disabilities In this section, we will help you learn about everything, from what exactly special education is to your child’s legal rights in preschool through high school. We will also offer tips on what to do if you‘re having trouble getting the right services for your child. And we'll give you ideas and information on planning for what’s ahead after high school.
Empowering Your Teen to Self-Advocate We know the importance of advocating for our children and knowing their legal rights. We work to make sure that their needs are met by the school system. We have learned to speak up and research new laws. We know to ask the right questions. We are skilled in clearly sharing our kids’ needs with others. Now it’s our job to educate our children to do this for themselves.
Legal Framework The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Region 18 Education Service Center (ESC). This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance, and a search feature.
Navigate Life Texas For families raising children with disabilities
OSERS' Office of Special Education Programs The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) SpEd Parent Resources Region 4 also serves as a first point of contact for school districts, parents, and other community stakeholders and provides information concerning students in the area of special education.
SPED Tex SPEDTex can help! We provide information and resources that can help you understand your child’s disability, your rights and responsibilities under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our State.