I hope everyone has settled into the new school year and things are going well. There is a variety of opportunities for training online and face-2-face, that I hope you will be able to participate in. I want to highlight Russell Lehmann who will be the keynote speaker at our Building Bridges training. Please come and invite other parents. He is an adult with autism and provides a perspective that everyone should hear.

Statewide Leadership Networks

TEA has revamped the ESC networks and created 10 new Statewide Technical Assistance Leadership Networks. Here is the link to review the new networks. Statewide Leadership Networks. Network #2 School, Family, and Community Engagement will be of interest. Region 10 and Partners Resource Network will be leading this network.

Opportunities to Engage from TEA!

Over the next several months, the Division of Special Education Programs will be presenting webinars to provide information regarding special education in Texas. For those unable to attend, the webinars will be recorded and posted to the website and questions can be submitted to sped@tea.texas.gov. Register here: TEA Special Education Webinars

I will be doing this newsletter every month because there is so much going on in our state right now. Please feel free to ask any questions or contact me if you have good resources to share.

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Partners Resource Network Collaborative Webinars -BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLANS

Partners Resource Network in collaboration with Region 10 ESC and SPEDTex will present a Statewide Webinar on Behavior Intervention Plans.

Layne Pethick, Ph.D., Behavior Consultant and Autism Specialist, and Doug Brooks, M. Ed., SPEDTex Consultant, discuss behavior intervention plans including appropriate goals and interventions, and what parents can do if the BIP isn’t working for your child.

Tuesday, September 17 @ 12:15 CT

Register for this webinar >>

EL PODER DEL SABER by Partners Resource Network-28 de septiembre de 2019

La Educacion Especial & Mas

Este evento es para padres y profesionales que quieran aprendar mas sobre la Educacion Especial y sus derechos bajo IDEA.

Registro: El Poder Del Saber

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Building Bridges in Our Schools-Saturday, October 5, 2019

Building Bridges in Our Schools is designed to provide parents and school personnel opportunities to hear about different areas addressing special populations-transition, social emotional, compassion fatigue, inclusive communities and much more)!

Come hear our keynote speaker: Russell Lehmann an award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate. His goals are to erase the stigma and stereotypes that come with having a disability and to make this world a better place by spreading hope, compassion, awareness, acceptance, belief, and tolerance.

This training is co-sponsored with PATH-Parents Resource Network. Register here: Building Bridges. Training will be held at Region 10 ESC-Abrams Building

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IEP Resources for Sharing and Training

From the Buzz: CPIR has a large number of IEP resources that you can use in capacity building, meetings with families or educators, and workshops for families and professionals, Most are available in English and Spanish.

Got Homework?

Two really good websites to help with homework.

2018-2019 Parent Survey Results

Under federal accountability requirements, states must report the extent to which schools
facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children

with disabilities (Indicator 8 of the State Performance Plan under the Individuals with Dis-
abilities Education Improvement Act). To meet this requirement, as well as to collect data

to help inform improvements at the district and state levels, Texas annually surveys a strat-
ified random sample of parents of students receiving special education services.

Below is the link to more information about the Texas Parent Survey and the Statewide and Region 10 Results. 2018-2019 Parent Survey Information

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10th Annual ADHD Awareness Expo

THOUSANDS of people from all over the world join together to find help and support for ADD / ADHD at our past Expos. The 2019 ADHD Awareness Expo will take place ONLINE October 1 – October 31, 2019 during ADHD Awareness Month. Register here: ADHD Online Awareness Expo