4 Key Parts of Your Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The IEP can seem complicated. Focusing on these four areas can help you understand it.

Accommodations and Modifications: How They Are Different

Understand accommodations and modifications in the public school system.

Finding Services and Resources in Texas

Use these tips and resources within the service system of Texas.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Annual Goals

The IEP sets goals for your child to achieve during the school year. Learn how those goals are defined and measured.

Preparing for a Special Education Evaluation

After you refer your child for special education, an evaluation is the likely first step. Here’s what you need to know.

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)

Understand the PLAAFP statement and its importance in special education.

Related Services in Special Education

Understand what it means when related services are recommended for your child in special education.

Special Education Acronyms and Terms

You’ll hear lots of unique words and strings of letters used in the special education world. Here are some of the most common.

Texas Education Service Centers

Specialists at Education Service Centers (ESCs) across Texas can help parents understand and navigate the world of special education.

The ARD Committee and Your Child’s IEP

Understand what is discussed during the ARD meeting.

What Is Special Education?

Understand what “special education” means and the basics of the IEP document.

Who Is on Your Child’s ARD Committee?

Understand the key roles of those who attend the ARD committee meeting.

Why a 504 Plan May Be Right for Your Child

If your child is not eligible for special education services, he may still qualify for some services under a 504 plan.