Changes in State Regulations for Special Education in Texas

On December 26, 2014, joint rulemaking by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was concluded. All changes are now in effect, effective January 1, 2015. The SBOE acted on 1 regulatory section by amending an existing rule; TEA acted on 17 regulatory sections by amending existing rules and adding new rules.

Seminarios en Línea Boot Camp de Educación Especial

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La participación de los padres en el proceso de la educación especial trae resultados exitosos para con sus hijos. Esta serie de seminarios sobre la Educación Especial le enseñarán lo básico para que usted pueda estar informado y preparado. Únase a nosotros desde la comodidad de su hogar. Lo único que necesita es una computadora con altavoces y conexión al internet. Todos los talleres son de aproximadamente 1 hora de duración.

2015 Summer Webinar Series

Webinars are fun and easy to attend right from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. All of our presentations are interactive and provide an opportunity to ask questions with our presenters.

Thoughts on Inclusion and Life after Graduation from Janice Meyer, PRN Executive Director

Jeff Meyer, son of Janice Meyer, PRN Executive Director

Many years ago, someone said to me, in reference to my son, Jeff, who had Down Syndrome and various special needs, “Wouldn't he be happier with his own kind?” This comment came from a friend who loved Jeff and knew him well. I was shocked – “his own kind”? “Who is that?” I thought. My answer to her was: “WE are his own kind.” That happened over thirty years ago, yet I still remember it vividly.

What Are My Options for Solving a Dispute with My Child's School?

Options for solving a dispute with your child's school

There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. They may try informal approaches to resolving the conflict, such as reviewing and revising the child’s IEP or holding a facilitated IEP meeting (an approach emerging in the field).