5 10, 2021

OSEP Update on TEA

2021-10-05T12:38:24-05:00

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) sent the following two letters to the Texas Education Agency regarding its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

OSEP Update on TEA2021-10-05T12:38:24-05:00
11 03, 2021

Key Parental Rights in Special Education

2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00

Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas provides an overview of key parental rights in special education including and practical tips on how to protect their child’s interest. The presentation will include identification, evaluation, ARD procedures, placement and discipline protections.

Key Parental Rights in Special Education2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00
6 12, 2019

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?

2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00

No. Under section 615(f)(1)(B) of the IDEA and 34 CFR § 300.510(a), within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent's due process complaint, and prior to the initiation of a due process hearing under 34 CFR § 300.511, the LEA must convene a meeting with the parent and the relevant member or members of the IEP Team who have specific knowledge of the facts identified in the due process complaint.

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00
6 12, 2019

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?

2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00

Under 34 CFR § 300.301(c)(1), the initial evaluation must be conducted within 60 days after receiving parental consent for the evaluation or, if the State establishes a timeframe within which the evaluation must be conducted, within that timeframe.

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00
30 05, 2019

IDEA and Parent Participation

2019-06-06T16:50:02-05:00

Given the power that family involvement has to influence how our children achieve in school and in life, it’s not surprising that the nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), strongly supports parents’ right to be involved in the special education their child receives.

IDEA and Parent Participation2019-06-06T16:50:02-05:00

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