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.
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.