Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are online accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the online accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress.
The SSES program has specific eligibility criteria. Currently, TEA has secured funding to support up to 18,000 students for this program, families are, therefore, encouraged to apply quickly, as application approvals will occur daily. Priority will be given to students from economically disadvantaged families.