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SPEDTex Information, Updates & Resources (September 2021)

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Special Education Updates with Dr. Justin Porter

Justin Porter Ed. D, State Director of Special Education, Texas Education Agency, will be joining us for a statewide webinar to discuss parent questions and concerns related to the new school year and special education on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in English 12:15 p.m. CT and in Spanish 1:15 p.m. CT.


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ARD Meeting Essentials for Parents

The world of special education can be overwhelming for families. As a parent/guardian, you are a very important member of this committee. It is important to understand the essentials of an admissions, review, dismissal (ARD) committee meeting. Learn more about the ARD process in this video shared by Texas Education Agency.

COVID Family Video ARD Meetings Full Video English

Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Next ARD Meeting

Essentials of ARD Committee Meetings for Parents is a pdf resource that provides tips and ideas that will help you be ready for your child’s ARD meeting, even in a phone or virtual environment. Click here to learn more.
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Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Learn about effective research-based brain booster activities and practices that parents can do at home with their children to help boost areas of the brain needed for social-emotional competencies, behavior regulation, and academic success so they are prepared for the challenges ahead. The information and ideas that will be shared are great for children of all ages and adults too!


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TEA is providing online accounts of $1,500 to parents of eligible students with significant and complex disabilities who have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.

Supplemental Special Education Services Program Overview

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Receive special education resources and updates by filling out this form. You can also select the option to volunteer on a committee or participate in a focus group to serve and help improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

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About SPEDTex

SPEDTex provides 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.