For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.
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In Texas, some students are able to earn one or more "endorsements" as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements include a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area.
When a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has challenging behaviors in school that are not improving, parents may request a re-evaluation to more closely examine the behaviors of concern. As part of that re-evaluation, a district may conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to identify special education and related services and develop or modify a behavioral intervention plan.
If you have recently learned that your child has a developmental delay or a disability (which may or may not be completely defined), this message may be for you. It is written from the personal perspective of a parent who has shared this experience and all that goes with it.
In a recent investigative report, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) reveals a troubling trend regarding the education of students with mental illness.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, these networks will create and disseminate a variety of guidance materials and resources for use by Education Service Centers (ESC) and Local Education Agencies (LEA) across the state.