The following links and documents are resources for parents to find out more information about special education:Region 11: Education service center that provides resources and training for educators and parents.
ARD Guide-A comprehensive document that outlines the individual education program (IEP) and parental participation for students in a special education program.Procedural Safeguards-Explains the rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).Special Education Rules and Regulations-This “side-by-side” document gives parents, educators, and other members in education an understanding of federal regulations (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), State Law (Texas Education Code), and State Rules (Texas Administrative Code: Commissioner's and State Board of Education Rules concerning Special Education).
Special Education Acronyms-Special education is known for having a language of its own because educators, principals, speech-language pathologist, assessment specialists, etc use these terms frequently in discussions with parents. As an equal partner in your child’s education planning, we want our families to feel comfortable and understand the information their receiving. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have!