Parents and families are an essential, deeply valued part of our TSD community. It is important to us that our families and are able to fully participate in their child's education. Here are some resources regarding your rights and special education law.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities The Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004) requires school districts to give parents the Procedural Safeguards only one time a year, except upon: initial referral or on request for evaluation; the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint; or upon request by a parent. The Procedural Safeguards are available in English and Spanish. The requirements for providing the notice also apply to adult students with disabilities (for more information about adult students, see Commissioner's Rule Section 89.1049. Parental Rights Regarding Adult Students). It is available in English and Spanish and can be found below or by clicking here.
Parent Guide to the ARD Process (Parent's Guide) implements Texas Education Code (TEC) Section 26.0081 requiring the TEA to create a comprehensive, easily understood document which explains the individualized education program (IEP) process for a student in a special education program. Additionally, the Parent's Guide incorporates a parents’ rights and responsibilities concerning the ARD process. It is available in English and Spanish and can be found below and by clicking here.
The Legal Framework click here The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format. This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance; and a search feature.
Texas Parents First click here Created by parents, for parents...this 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.