Texas Special Education Support

Please visit Texas SPED Support which provides technical assistance and support for teachers and families. Discover resources and learning opportunities from experts in the field.

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is a resource to assist educators and families with implementing quality transition services for students with disabilities.

SB 139 Notice to Families

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as IDEA, is a federal law that gives eligible students with disabilities the right to receive special education services and assistance in school.

Compensatory Services

Compensatory services are used to help students make up for progress or skills they lost when their special education services were not provided.

Dyslexia Handbook

The Texas Dyslexia Handbook is developed and adopted into administrative rule by the Texas State Board of Education. The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included. On September 3rd, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval for updates to the Dyslexia Handbook. The updated Texas Dyslexia Handbook, linked below, is in effect as of February 10th, 2022.

Significant Disproportionality

The mission of the Texas Special Education Equity Initiative: Addressing Significant Disproportionality is to improve educational outcomes for all Texas students by combining cutting-edge research with high quality training and coaching around disproportionality.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards

As of September 1st, the Notice of Procedural Safeguards has been updated.

Parent's Guide to the ARD Process

The Parent's Guide to the ARD Process 2021 is now available.

Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities

This technical assistance guide focuses on hot topic behavior issues in schools, including FBAs, BIPs, use of restraints and time-outs, due process, disciplinary removals, and more.

  • Download the Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities HERE.

IPI & AI for Students Served through Special Education

This document provides guidance regarding the applicability of the requirements of Intensive Program of Instruction (IPI) and Accelerated Instruction (AI) for students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  • Download the document HERE.

Resolving Special Education Issues with Your Child's School

If your child is having difficulty in school or you think a change to your child’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is needed, communicating with the appropriate school or district personnel is often the quickest, simplest way to resolve or address an issue.

Child Find

Child Find is a federal mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires local education agencies (LEAs), which include public school districts and charter schools, to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities residing within their jurisdictions who need special education and related services. (34 CFR §300.111—Child find) Learn more about how to request an evaluation for your child by exploring this page and reviewing the Senate Bill 139 Notice to Families/SB 139 Actualizaciones en Educación Especial. For concerns or questions related to Child Find, contact Mrs. Amanda Molina-Garza, Director of Evaluations, at 512-414-7733 or amanda.molina-garza@austinisd.org.


The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839
Email: inquire@spedtex.org
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org

Resources on Special Education in Texas from TEA

The documents linked below have been created as general resources for families on the topics listed provided by the Texas Education Agency.