Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents
Autism Society: COVID-19 Toolkit by Topic:
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times:
Special Olympics S.O. Connected
- TEA Graduation Tool Kit - This tool kit, published by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), provides information regarding graduation for all students. See pdf below.
- Link: Transition Guide from Federal Government
- https://www.texastransition.org/ The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators, and agency resources.
- Link: Texas Transition and Employment Guide This transition and employment guide is for you, the student in Texas public school, who may have received special education services due to a disability. It also provides helpful information for your parents. This guide has steps you and your parents can take to make sure you are able to find the right work or educational choices for you after high school. It also tells you where to get the services you will need after high school. You may access the Spanish version on Page 1 by clicking on "Spanish."
Supported decision-making is “A process of supporting and accommodating an adult with a disability to enable the adult to make life decisions, including decisions related to where the adult wants to live, the services, supports, and medical care the adult wants to receive, whom the adult wants to live with, and where the adult wants to work, without impeding the self-determination of the adult.”
The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format.
Learning Ally is a national not-for-profit dedicated to bringing parents, teachers and the community together to empower dyslexic, blind or visually impaired students to succeed.
People often refer to education-related topics by different terms. Recognizing this, the TEA has listed many such terms with links to the appropriate information on their site.
This website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.
The Garrett Center
Navigate Life Texas
Social Security Work Incentives
Central Counties MHMR services
Texas Workforce Solution Vocational Rehabilitation Services http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-youth-students
Health and Human Services Commission
Department of Aging and Disability services https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability
Department of State Health Services:
Department of Family and Protective Services:
- for a list of common acronyms used in Special Education, see PDF below.