The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update: IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR FAMILIES TO UNDERSTAND The State’s Dyslexia Handbook was recently updated. This document reviews some of the major changes to help families understand what to expect if they have a child with dyslexia, suspect their child may have dyslexia or have a student in a grade where dyslexia screening happens for all students. 
English The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update
Spanish Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021
2021 Dyslexia Handbook Update

Parents information:
The International Dyslexia Association offers many tools to help parents work with their students.
Dyslexia Program Awareness for Educators and Parents
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update: Information for Families Webinar
EL Manual De Dislexia Actualización 2021: Información para familias Webinar

NEW Information August 2023 TEA
Referral Process: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability. Therefore, the evaluation/identification of dyslexia is treated the same way as other
IDEA eligible disability categories in terms of the referral process. Anytime the LEA suspects or has reason to suspect that a student has dyslexia or a related disorder, and needs services, the LEA must seek parental consent for a full individual and
initial evaluation (FIIE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Talking Book program
Throughout Texas, children with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print are enjoying the world of reading through the Talking Book Program (TBP). TBP is a FREE service that allows students with a reading disability, like dyslexia, the opportunity to read. We offer more than 125,000 titles and 80 plus magazines, all read with human narration. Materials can be downloaded via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app, on a smartphone or tablet. The program is completely free, with no charges and no overdue fees. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/reading_disabilities, send an email to [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: TEA offers multiple processes for resolving disputes related to special education: individualized education program facilitation (FIEP), mediation, special education complaints, and due process hearings. To learn about these options visit TEA’s Special Education Dispute Resolution Processes webpage.
Hearings are also available when the parent and school district have a dispute involving Section 504 services (34 C.F.R. 104.36). In addition, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) oversees Section 504 and has jurisdiction
to investigate complaints involving Section 504 protections, as explained in OCR’s Case Processing Manual. Information on filing a complaint with OCR and other resources can be found on Civil Rights webpage. 

Dyslexia Instruction Program: 
Calvin Nelms Charter School uses a combination of Read 180, Region 4 Dyslexia Intervention Program as well as Dyslexia Training Institute material and lessons. 
1. Read 180 is an evidence-based blended learning solution designed for students in Gr. 3–12.
2. Region 4 Dyslexia Intervention program was designed to services the need for instruction through the evidence-based dyslexia program based on the identified disability of dyslexia.
3.The Dyslexia Training Institute mission is to provide education about dyslexia, interventions for dyslexia (Orton-Gillingham & Structured Word Inquiry) as well as how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law.

Previous information.
Direct link to the specific TEA webpage on their website is below. The link contains the information in the document related to SB 139 mentioned in OSEP Requirement 2. This is intended to provide Texas families with information regarding Dyslexia.
Dyslexia Update English
Dislexia Update Spanish