Special Education Information
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. The 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.
The Texas Project FIRST (Families Information Resources Support and Training) is a project of TEA and with a commitment to provide accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.
The Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI's) in Texas. The programs and services of PRN are based on the concept of parents helping parents. The mission of PRN is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals.
Texas Education Agency - Special Education A-Z index of acronyms and topics.
Texas Education Agency Resources - https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education/resources
SpedTex - General resources for parents and educators on topics related to special education. This site also has the procedural safeguards in many different languages other than English and Spanish. https://www.spedtex.org/index.cfm/parent-resources/procedural-safeguards/
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services(OSERS) provides training and information for parents of children with disabilities and to people who work with them.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) provides legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities in the U.S.