Statewide Webinars

IEP vs. 504: Which One Do You Need In Your Corner? Webinar
Tuesday, May 15 @ 12:15 p.m. CST

Guest Presenter: Kim Torres, Director of the TEAM Project

Join us for this free webinar as we discuss the differences between IEPs and 504 plans. They’re similar in some ways but quite different in others. Learn what law applies, who is eligible, and which program/plan might work best for your child.

Resources from the webinar: 

The recording of the IEP vs. 504: Which One Do You Need In Your Corner? Webinar is available here >

IEP vs. 504: Which One Do You Need In Your Corner? PDF of the Powerpoint >

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
https://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/sec504.htm

OCR website
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810
Telephone: (214) 661-9600
Facsimile: (214) 661-9587
Email: OCR.Dallas@ed.gov

IDEA website
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/?src=policy-page

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Law
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title20/pdf/USCODE-2011-title20-chap33.pdf

The Texas Academic Achievement Record (AAR) – Revised
http://prntexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/TX-Academic-Achievement-Record-Partners-Resource-Network.doc

Facebook Live Q&A on dyslexia, IEPs and 504 plans
May 16 @ 12:15 p.m. CST
http://www.facebook.com/prntexas

Kim Torres
TEAM Project Director
https://www.facebook.com/teamproject5

Chuck Noe
Education Specialist
cnoe59@hotmail.com

Join us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/prntexas


TEA Corrective Action Plan Webinar #4 with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas

Join us for the final TEA Corrective Action Plan webinar as Steven Aleman discusses the recent federal investigation of special education in Texas and violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Texas Education Agency is now responding and writing a new statewide plan for students with disabilities. You will get the latest updates on your chance to comment and speak at public forums. Also hear analysis of proposed corrective actions and how students, parents, and educators will be affected.

Resources from the webinar:

The recording of the TEA Corrective Action Plan Webinar #4 is available here>

TEA Corrective Action Plan webinar #4
with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas
PDF of the PowerPoint for the May webinar >

Information on the Texas Corrective Action Plan is available on the TEA website: https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/

Texas Education Agency
ttps://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/
Email: TexasSPED@tea.texas.gov

U.S. Department of Education
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-issues-findings-texas-individuals-disabilities-education-act-monitoring

Disability Rights Texas
Website https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisabilityRightsTx/

Contact Us

Chuck Noe, Education Specialist, cnoe59@hotmail.com

Meagan Sanders, Training and Evaluation Specialist, msandersprn@sbcglobal.net

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TEA Corrective Action Plan Webinar #3

The recording of the TEA Corrective Action Plan webinar #3 is available here >

TEA Corrective Action Plan webinar #3
with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas
PDF of the PowerPoint for the April webinar

Houston Chronicle investigative report – Denied. Seven-part series about the Texas Education Agency’s 8.5% cap on special education enrollment. www.houstonchronicle.com/denied

U.S. Department of Education investigation of state policies and procedures for special education under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/events/2016/texas-listening-sessions/index.html

January 11th OSEP Letter
https://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539620527

Draft Special Education Improvement Plan and Corrective Action Response – March 19, 2018
https://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539620634

Texas Senate Bill 1153
https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/SB1153/2017

Texas Senate Bill 160
https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/SB160/2017

Texas Dyslexia Handbook
https://tea.texas.gov/academics/dyslexia/

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process
https://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx

Texas Legislature Online
https://capitol.texas.gov/MnuSearch.aspx

TEA email address – TexasSPED@tea.texas.gov
Deadline for written comments: Wednesday, April 18th

TEA’s webpage – Improving Special Education in Texas
https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/

TEA Corrective Action Plan Webinar #2

The recording of the webinar is now available online at goo.gl/meK97E

TEA Corrective Action Plan webinar #2
with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas
PDF of the PowerPoint for the March webinar >

Houston Chronicle investigative report – Denied. Seven-part series about the Texas Education Agency’s 8.5% cap on special education enrollment. www.houstonchronicle.com/denied

U.S. Department of Education investigation of state policies and procedures for special education under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/events/2016/texas-listening-sessions/index.html

Draft of the Texas Corrective Action Plan is available on the TEA website: https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/

Texas Education Agency
ttps://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/
Email: TexasSPED@tea.texas.gov

U.S. Department of Education
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-issues-findings-texas-individuals-disabilities-education-act-monitoring

Disability Rights Texas
Website https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisabilityRightsTx/

Register for the additional webinars @ http://goo.gl/ruKnoM

TEA Corrective Action Plan Webinar #1

The recording of the webinar is now available online at goo.gl/5a9idH

TEA Corrective Action Plan with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas
PDF of the PowerPoint for February webinar


Tuesday, April 17 @ 12:15 p.m. CST

Behavior Contracts to Promote Independence
with Allison Sheats and Ashley Richardson of Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Texas Tech University

Join us for our next free statewide webinar, Behavior Contracts to Promote Independence, presented by Allison Sheats and Ashley Richardson of Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Texas Tech University.

Allison and Ashley will discuss how to utilize behavior contracts to provide specific expectations and bring more positive reinforcement into your child’s life.

Resources from the webinar:

Recording of the Behavior Contracts to Promote Independence Webinar

Behavior Contracts to Promote Independence Webinar PowerPoint 

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/burkhartcenter/

Allison Sheats M.Ed., BCBA
allison.sheats@ttu.edu

Ashley Richardson, LMSW
ashley.richardson@ttu.edu

Follow Partners Resource Network on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PRNTexas/


2018 Statewide Webinar Series

ARD We There Yet? A Roadmap to a Successful Annual IEP Meeting

During this webinar, we discussed the importance of the annual ARD meeting,  documentation (the ARD notice, 5 day waiver, requesting draft IEP goals), parent tips for successful IEP meetings, ESY (the rules and requirements), and transition tips.

Resources from the webinar

Recording of the “ARD” We There Yet? webinar
goo.gl/RL5V2H

PowerPoint for the “ARD” We There Yet? webinar
http://prntexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ARD_we_there_yet_March20.pdf

Texas Legal Framework
https://framework.esc18.net/display/Webforms/LandingPage.aspx

Procedural Safeguards
http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/Pro_Safeguards_ENG.pdf

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process
http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/ARD_Guide_ENG.pdf

Special Education Rules and Regulations
http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/Side_by_Side.pdf

Timeline Decision Tree: The Child-Centered Special Education Process
https://1.cdn.edl.io/rs9UjcyPfg1U3G2IEqh4k2XBf9prF9WNuvg27eog4KzEsLwM.pdf

When the IEP Team Meets
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/meetings/

Negotiation Skills for Parents from Disability Rights Ohio
goo.gl/5mwRCV

25 Tips for effective IEP Meetings
http://prntexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/25-Tips-for-Effective-IEP-Meetings.pdf

TEA Extended School Year Services for Students with Disabilities
goo.gl/mKTY1j

IEP Transition Planning: Preparing for Young Adulthood
goo.gl/MZGUAc

Secondary Transition Guidance
https://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147496883

How Parents Can Help with Transition
goo.gl/76aU5b

Resources shared during the Q&A session

Texas Dyslexia Handbook
https://tea.texas.gov/academics/dyslexia/

ESC 20’s Grading and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities
goo.gl/Q4wRJ4

IDEA
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

Old IDEA site
https://idea.ed.gov/

Requesting an Independent Evaluation of Your Child
http://prntexas.org/requesting-an-independent-evaluation-of-your-child/

TEA Student Testing and Accountability
https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/

TEA Accommodation Resources
https://tea.texas.gov/accommodations/

TEA Testing
https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Testing/Testing/

TEA Assessments for Students with Disabilities
https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/SWD/

Play it SMART: 5 Key Components of Writing IEP Goals


2017 Statewide Webinar Series

Is Your Child's PLAAFP a Flop?

The recording is now available online >

Is Your Child’s PLAAFP a Flop? PowerPoint slides >

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 20 U.S. Code § 1414 (d)(1)(A) Individualized education programs https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/20/1414

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS
https://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Curriculum/

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) – IEP Goal Development https://www.region10.org/r10website/assets/File/SamplePLAAFPExcerpts.pdf

TEA’s IEP Annual Goal Development Question & Answer Document http://programs.esc20.net/users/files/PGC/iepQA11172015.pdf

Wrightslaw has materials to assist in understanding and interpreting test scores
www.wrightslaw.com

5 Essential Steps to Reducing Behavior Issues at School

  The recording of the 5 Essential Steps webinar is available for a limited time!

5 Steps to reducing Behavior Issues at School PowerPoint Slides >

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
§300.324(a)(2)(i)
Development, review, and revision of IEP
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/34/300.324

Center for Parent Information and Resources’ (CPIR) webpage on IDEA’s special factors – one of which is behavior
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/special-factors/

Child Mind Institute – Disruptive Behavior Disorders
https://childmind.org/topics/disorder/behavior-and-conduct-disorders/

US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Data Snapshot on School Discipline
http://ocrdata.ed.gov/downloads/crdc-school-discipline-snapshot.pdf

Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Study-60-of-Texas-students-are-expelled-or-2081103.php

Disability Rights of Texas
https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/files/JointOSSReportAug7-2012.pdf

PBIS World
http://www.pbisworld.com/

Understood.org – online community for parents of children with attention and learning issues
https://www.understood.org/en

Texas Education Agency’s Texas Behavior Support Network
http://www.txbehaviorsupport.org/

PRN blog – behavior posts
http://prntexas.org/tag/behavior-webinar/

Chuck’s blog post on HB 21 Passed in the 2017 Texas Legislature Special Session
http://prntexas.org/hb-21-passed-in-the-2017-texas-legislature-special-session/

Additional Resources:

http://pbismissouri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/5.0-MO-SW-PBS-Tier-3-Workbook-Ch-5-FBA.pdf

http://www.ideapartnership.org/documents/ASD-Collection/asd-dg_Brief_FBA.pdf

http://www.pbis.org/

Managing Impulsivity Through Self-Regulation
https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=Managing%20Impulsivity%20through%20Self-Regulation%20Article