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Special Education Department of the Texas Education Agency

The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students and prepare them for success in the global economy

Texas Education Agency Resources on Special Education in Texas

 

Updates in Special Education

The document linked here from TEA's webpage has been created as general resource for families on the topic.

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The document linked here from TEA's webpage has been created as general resource for families on the topic. Spanish -Individuals with Disabilitities Education Act (IDEA) 

Dyslexia

The document linked here from TEA's webpage has been created as general resource for families on the topic. Spanish-Dyslexia Resources

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

The document linked here from TEA's webpage has been created as general resource for families on the topic. Spanish-Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Resources 

Section 504

The document linked here from TEA's webpage has been created as general resource for families on the topic. Spanish-Section 504 Resources

SPEDTex

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) works collaboratively with stakeholders to provide resources and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our State.

The Dyslexia Handbook, 2018 update

Contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Parent Training

Parent guide to understanding dyslexia, district dyslexia procedures, and district contacts for questions regarding dyslexia 

Dyslexia Parent Information Flyer

Quick reference guide to understand dyslexia and dyslexia characteristics.  Additional resources for audio books and materials:

Bookshare

Learning Ally 

Texas Talking Book Programs

The Legal Framework

The legal framework 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

Parent Coordination Network

The parent network is a resource for parents of children receiving special education services

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person's progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Texas Transition and Employment Guide-(English) – ‚ÄčTexas Transition and Employment Guide- (Spanish)

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Special Olympics of Texas

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community