Special Education

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Special Education 

  • Overview
  • Operating Procedures

November 1, 2021 UPDATE
All parents of a child in special education were emailed information on 11/5/2021 in regards to the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES).

To be eligible for the SSES grant, students must currently be:
● enrolled in a Texas public school,
● enrolled in PreK - 12th grade, and
● a student with a disability served through Special Education.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact:
Email: [email protected]   Call: SPEDTex at 1-855-773-3839 
SSES Website
SSES Flyers & Video Resources
SSES Application

Legislative Updates 10/01/2021
Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:
SB 139 Notice to Families (English version)
SB 139 Notice to Families (Spanish version)

All Texas LEAs are required to post a direct link to the specific TEA webpage on their website. 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 Individuals with Disabilities Education. 

TEA-developed document intended to assist parents whose children may have been previously delayed or denied an evaluation under the IDEA in requesting compensatory services for their child.
Delayed or Denied Evaluation & Compensatory Service ENG
Evaluaciones Retrasadas o Denegadas & Servicios Compensatorios

  • Special Education Programs 
  • Child Find Services
  • The Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Process

If you are looking for resources or information please click the following link it will take you to TEA Secial Education page called SPEDTEX. You will find additional information in regards to: Supplemental Special Education Services, COVID 19 and Special Education Services, Statewide Webinars, Special Education Dispute Resolution, General Resources, Disabilities, Procedural Safeguards, 
Parent's Guide to the ARD Process, STAAR and Student Success Initiative, Special Education Advocacy, and a Video Gallery. Parent Information 
This transition and employment guide is for the student in any Texas public school, who may have

received special education services. There is helpful information for your parents. This guide has specific steps you and your parents can take to make sure you are able to create the future of your dreams.  It also provides valuable information about where to get the services you will need after high school.

"The guide is divided into sections on Self Advocacy, Transition Services, Employment and Supported Employment, Social Security Programs, Community and Long Term Services and Supports, Postsecondary Educational Programs and Services, Information Sharing, and Guardianship and Alternatives. Each section has phone numbers, emails, and websites to help you find what you need. At the end of each section and at the end of the guide, you will find a timeline of steps that you and your parents can take as you make the transition from student to adult". (TEA website information, tea.texas.gov/sites, July 2018)

If you have any questions, concerns please contact Ms. Smith
Email: [email protected]
281-398-8031 x114 

Links to new documents

Pro_Safeguards_SPAN 2021.pdf
ARD_Guide_ENG 2021.pdf
Pro_Safeguards_ENG 2021.pdf
SPED Complaints Process.pdf
Timelines for Special Education Referral Initial Evaluation Process.pdf
SPED Updates-on-Special-Education ENG.pdf
SPED updates-on-special-education-spanish.pdf