September 2023

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RESOURCES

Procedural Safeguards: Audio Version

SPEDTex now offers an audio version of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards in both English and Spanish.  The audio version has been divided into sections allowing you to listen to the whole document or just the parts you need to hear!  Click here to access this brand-new feature.

What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

Learn more about IDEA and Child Find in this fact sheet shared by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Read it here.

Requesting a Special Education Evaluation

If you are concerned that your child may have a disability and needs special education or related services to be involved in and make progress in school, then an evaluation for special education eligibility may be appropriate. As a parent or guardian, you have the right to request that your child’s school conduct an evaluation to determine if your child is eligible to receive special education services at any time. This video from SPEDTex provides more information.

UPCOMING EVENT

Special Education Updates with Kristin McGuire

Join us for this free statewide webinar on September 20, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. (CST). Kristin McGuire, Senior Director of Special Education Programs and Policy, 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. Register here

SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES (SSES)

What is SSES?

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are $1,500 one-time

online grants for parents/caregivers of eligible students served by special education. Families of eligible students can use the online accounts to obtain educational materials, resources, and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. Watch the video below to learn more.

APPLY FOR SSES FUNDS TODAY!

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ABOUT SPEDTEX

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.


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