Parent Resources

This Texas Education Agency website provides Texas families with information regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (English) (Spanish), Dyslexia (English) (Spanish), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (English) (Spanish), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (English) (Spanish).
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Contact information:
Phone: 1-855-773-3839
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Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are $1,500 one-time online grants for eligible parents/caregivers of eligible students served by special education that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. To be eligible for the SSES grant, the student must currently be enrolled in a Texas public school, enrolled in PreK - 12th grade, and must be a student with a disability served through Special Education (English Program Overview) (Spanish Program Overview).
Supplemental Special Education Services+ Medically Fragile (SSES+ Medically Fragile): Students who receive special education services, who are currently enrolled in a Texas public school, and are identified as "medically fragile" now qualify for the new SSES+ grant from TEA. SSES+ accounts begin with a $5,000 grant. Families are able to request additional funds for more expensive items through TEA. This form is only available through the SSES+ award email. There is currently enough funding for all students who are identified as medically fragile. This funding is separate and apart from the current SSES program.
What is the difference in the original SSES program and the SSES+ Medically Fragile program? (English) (Spanish)
SSES+ Medically Fragile Overview (English) (Spanish)
Texas Project First is a project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.
The Partners Resource Network can help you understand your child’s disability, understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA, obtain and evaluate resources and services, and effectively participate as an equal team member with professionals in planning services for your child.
The Special Education Parent Handbook (English) (Spanish) helps parents navigate the special education process using facilitation skills and strategies. It follows the Child-Centered Special Education Process, and includes material designed to empower parents to become advocates for their children.
Coach to Communicate Project (Texas A&M University) 
Mobile and Telehealth Outreach Clinic for Autism (Texas Tech University): The Burkhart Center was recently awarded a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) that will allow for the creation of the Mobile and Telehealth Outreach Clinic for Autism (M-TOCA) to bring several of the services we currently provide in our clinic to the entire state of Texas. If you would like to sign up for services, click the link:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under IDEA and its implementing regulations.
La Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA, por sus siglas en inglés), que fue enmendada en 2004 requiere que escuelas provean a los padres de un niño con una discapacidad con un aviso que contiene una explicación completa de los procedimientos de protección disponibles bajo la IDEA y sus regulaciones de realización.
An audio recording of the Procedural Safeguards is now available.
The Procedural Safeguards can found on the SPEDTex website (Procedural Safeguards - SPEDTex)
This guide is designed to give you, as the parent of a child who is or may be eligible for special education and related services, a better understanding of the special education process and of your procedural rights and responsibilities so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision-making process regarding your child’s education.
 La guía está diseñada para darle, como padre de un niño que es o puede ser elegible para servicios de educación especial y servicios relacionados, un mejor entendimiento del proceso de educación especial y de sus derechos procesales y responsabilidades de modo que pueda participar totalmente en el proceso de tomar decisiones en cuanto a la educación de su niño.
The Parent's Guide to the ARD Process can be found the the SPEDTex website (Parent's Guide to the ARD Process - SPEDTex)
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) offers multiple processes for resolving disputes related to special education: individualized education program facilitation (FIEP), mediation, special education complaints, and due process hearings (English) (Spanish).
Care Solace is available 24hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to quality mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, regardless of insurance coverage. 
If you are interested in counseling-related services for your child, yourself, or another family member, please contact Care Solace for valuable assistance at (888) 515-0595. This is a complimentary resource provided by Burnet Consolidated ISD. 
Letter: (English) (Spanish)
Flyer: (English) (Spanish)