Special Education

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Special Education in Texas

Together, we are committed to high expectations and strong systems that achieve equitable outcomes for every student with a disability.

A wide array of services and support are available for students and families needing special education services.

Information regarding planned improvements to special education supports and the response to the USDE required corrective actions.This link also includes updated information regarding grants specific to the Corrective Action Response and their related LOIs.


Explore Our Work

TEA is committed to providing families, students, and schools with high quality supports to enable students with disabilities to achieve the highest outcomes. The links below lead to information and resources provided by TEA toward achieving that goal. 

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Data and Reports

The latest data regarding SpEd in Texas

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Dispute Resolution

Information to support stakeholders to resolve SpEd disputes

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Family Resources

Information & resources to help families understand SpEd processes


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Monitoring, Review, and Support

Information & resources regarding the monitoring of SpEd programs in Texas

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Regional Supports

TEA partners with Educational Service Centers  to provide support


Recent and Upcoming TEA Webinars

Recent TEA Presentations

Recent TEA Guidance

Contact Information

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

Special Education Information Center

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEXSkype  (1-855-773-3839Skype) 
Website: www.spedtex.org  

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring, Department of Special Education

Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Phone:(512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560Skype
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov