Parent Coordination Shout Out!

Parent Coordination Network ~

Sharing Information and Resources with Parents and Professionals

Summer 2016

Parent Coordination Network

The Parent Coordination Network and Texas Education Agency Division of Federal and State Education Policy host an annual Parent Organizations Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to ensure parent organization representatives have timely and accurate information to provide to the families they serve. The Academy in January 2016 covered topics related to special education in Texas, including legislative updates, foster care, assistive technology, reading, and updates in the areas of state assessment and legal framework.

Parent Academy participants have the opportunity to network with other parent organization representatives and can take the information learned back to the families they serve. Please contact your region’s parent coordination contact for additional information.

Statewide Resources

Texas Project First

Created by parents, for parents... this website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities

Legal Framework ~ Region 18 ESC

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic.

Inspiration Corner

Find Your Courage | Anne Grady | TEDxStEdwardsU