Region 17 SFCN Update

School, Family, and Community Engagement Network

We are here for you!

This newsletter will contain helpful information to assisty schools and family with current information and resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out by email to lwatson@esc17.net or by phone (806) 281-5870.

Special Education Informational Resources for Families and Schools



SpedTex: 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.


Partners Resource Network/PEN Project: The PEN Project is one of three federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) serving Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26.


Texas Project FIRST: The Texas Project FIRST web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.


Uniting Parents: Uniting Parents offers a network of support to families caring for children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. Uniting Parents provides families in the upper 32 counties of the Texas Panhandle the resources they need to help their children.




Texas Education Agency Special Education Family Resources

https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education/sped-family-resources-0


Texas Education Agency Special Education

https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education


Texas Education Agency Parent Information Line: 1-800-252-9668

School, Family and Communtiy Engagement Statewide Network

Partners Resource Network and Region 10 Education Service Center are working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on the School, Family, and Community Engagement Network. The goal of this Network is to help school staff and parents build collaborative relationships and increase positive outcomes for students with disabilities.