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Helpful Websites for Families

 

Family Resources

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Parent Companion First Five Years logo

Parent Companion
Parent Companion: First Five Years A website connecting Texas parents of children with disabilities to (a)Information; (b) Inspiration; and (c) Resources.
 

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Texas Project First
Created by Parents, for Parents . . . This website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.
 

Navigate Life Texas for families raising children with disabilities

Navigate Life Texas 
This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.

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Understood
Understood.org’s goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.
 

LDA Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Support and Resources for Parents
The Learning Disabilities Association of America provides a wealth of information on understanding learning disabilities, navigating the special education process, and helping your child and yourself.
 

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Partners Resource Network… Empowering Parents through Education
Partners Resource Network offers individual assistance over the phone and in-person to families who have questions about their child's needs, workshops for parents and professionals, and resources such as printed publications and online materials are available on a variety of relevant topics.
 

exceptional kids

Exceptional Kids—Resource Guide for the Special Needs Community
A magazine for parents, guardians, caregivers, and professionals with resources for all children with disabilities.
 

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Education Service Center Region 20 Parent Resources                                  
The Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) is committed to being the definitive choice for educational services, products, information and solutions for parents, caregivers, and families. Join the Listserv ParentNetwork if you would like to receive email updates regarding the ESC-20 ParentNetwork and their monthly Parent Perusals Newsletter. 

 

Special Education Information

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SpEd Tex
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

 

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The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process
Find information on laws, rules, regulations, and court cases related to special education. This page also includes links to the A Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (in English and Spanish) and the Procedural Safeguards (in English and Spanish).

 

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Texas Education Agency- Resources
The Texas Education Agency's Resources page provides families with information regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Dyslexia, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Section 504.

Texas Education Agency- Parent & Family Resources
The Texas Education Agency's Parent and Family resources page includes community parent resource centers, Educational Service Center technical assistance, guidance and more. 

 

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U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

U.S. Department of Education's Individual With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department of Education and the grantees. The website includes information and resources for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. 

 

DCR Directory of Community Resources for People with Disabilities

 

Directory of Community Resources in Texas
Utilize the Texas A&M University Center of Disability and Development Center's Directory of Community Resources for People with Disabilities. This directory includes disability resources and community services throughout Texas! Customize your search by zip code, county, region, keyword, or category. The Directory of Community Resources is a project of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.