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Special Education

In Texas, an estimated one in eight public schools offers special education services and programs. Regardless of your child’s needs, a number of courses have been developed to better assist with one’s learning capabilities and overall skillset. Since 1975, Texas has served the educational needs of disabled children all across the state.

Determining If Your Child Requires Special Education

Enrolling your disabled child in a school with special education services is key to his or her academic growth and bright future. In order to determine what type of education your child needs, school officials in your area will review several records to develop the best, age-appropriate program.  The state may ask to look at documentation that includes the following:

Make sure to keep a copy of all these records in your possession, so that you can easily present them to school officials when asked.

How to Enroll Your Child in Special Education

It is important to keep in mind that you should not hesitate to request parent-teacher conferences as many times as you see fit for your child. By attending these special meetings, you will be able to keep track of your child’s progress and any areas of improvement that need to be focused on.

For more information about special education rules and regulations in Texas, send your written request to the following address:

Texas Education Agency Division of Federal and State Education Agency 1701 North Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701

You can also speak to a TEA representative by phone when you call 512-463-9414.