Families and friends can play an important role helping those with disabilities plan for employment and find a job that is a good fit.
Texas law and TEA rules (TAC 74.12(b)(5)) allow exemptions to the requirement for two LOTE credits. Texas has recognized that this can be very difficult or impossible for some students.
Students with disabilities have the option to participate in a graduation ceremony after completing four years of high school (TEC § 28.025 (f)). Your child can only participate in ONE graduation ceremony so students and families need to consider which situation fits their needs.
There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. IDEA provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.
During the Special Education Statewide Leadership Networks webinar, Steven Prater, M.A., Technical Assistance Manager, TEA Division of Special Education, and Daniela Licona, Program Specialist, TEA Division of Special Education, provided an overview of the purpose of the 10 statewide leadership networks as outlined in the Special Education Strategic Plan.
As a parent or youth over 18, your participation in creating an IEP is central to exercising your rights guaranteed by the IDEA. After a student is found eligible for an IEP, and a plan developed and agreed to by the IEP team, it is generally in place for one year. After that, an IEP meeting must be held. (A one year review is the minimum requirement, but meeting more frequently to check in or as problems arise is a good idea). The annual IEP meeting brings the IEP team together to review the student’s progress, and plan for the year [...]