Understand what “special education” means and the basics of the IEP document.
Use these tips and resources within the service system of Texas.
The IEP can seem complicated. Focusing on these four areas can help you understand it.
Understand accommodations and modifications in the public school system.
After you refer your child for special education, an evaluation is the likely first step. Here’s what you need to know.
The IEP sets goals for your child to achieve during the school year. Learn how those goals are defined and measured.
Understand the PLAAFP statement and its importance in special education.
Understand what it means when related services are recommended for your child in special education.
You’ll hear lots of unique words and strings of letters used in the special education world. Here are some of the most common.
Understand the key roles of those who attend the ARD committee meeting.
If your child is not eligible for special education services, he may still qualify for some services under a 504 plan.
This Texas state agency provides critical services for children with disabilities. This article gives an overview of those services and links to more information.
Learn about the state agency that licenses child care facilities and works to protect children from abuse and neglect.
See what the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) offers in addition to Medicaid Waiver Programs.
Learn about Texas HHSC’s health coverage, financial assistance, and food stamp services.
Learn about this Texas program which provides services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions.
Learn about Texas DSHS programs that provide services for children in the areas of wellness, nutrition, mental health, and immunizations.
Learn what benefits this federal program offers for children with disabilities and their families, and how to apply for them.
Learn about and how to obtain services offered by HHS. This article was previously titled DADS Medicaid Waiver Program. HHS now oversees the Medicaid Waiver Program. Changes were made to the text on this site. While the videos still reference DADS, the content is still relevant to the Medicaid Waiver Programs process.
Understand what is discussed during the ARD meeting.
Learn how the Texas Workforce Commission can help parents of children with disabilities find work and child care.
Specialists at Education Service Centers (ESCs) across Texas can help parents understand and navigate the world of special education.