Special Education

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

Improvements to Special Education in Texas (Including the Corrective Action Response)  

 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.

Opportunities to Engage:

Over the next several months, the Division of Special Education Programs will be presenting webinars to provide information regarding special education in Texas.  For those unable to attend, the webinars will be recorded and posted to the website and questions can be submitted to sped@tea.texas.gov

TEA Special Education Webinars

Date and Time


How to Register

Thursday, May 30th

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS): Questions and Answers

Register Here

Thursday, June 13th

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Section 504

Register Here

Thursday, August 22nd

9:30 am – 10:30 am

2019-2020 Statewide Leadership Networks

Register Here

More topics to come!

Data and Reports 
A variety of reports and data are available about special education programs and the students they serve. 

Dispute Resolution Process  
If a dispute should arise, TEA offers many routes for resolving the dispute.

Parent and Family Resources  
A number of services and resources are available for the families of children served in special education programs.

Programs and Services 
Programs and services are available to meet the needs of all children.

Special Education in Texas A-Z Index 
This index provides a quick reference to special education-related topics.

Recent TEA Guidance:

Frequently Asked Questions: Dyslexia and Related Disorders- March 2019

Recent TEA Presentations:

Webinar: Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the IEP  

Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the IEP (Powerpoint)

Webinar: Senate Bill 748 Implementation and SHARS for RDSPDs

Update on the Texas Strategic Plan for Special Education Webinar – February 28, 2019

 TEA State of the State Presentation at TCASE Great Ideas- February 20, 2019

TEA Transition Presentation at TCASE Great Ideas- February 19, 2019

TEA Dyslexia Dysgraphia Presentation at TCASE Great Ideas- February 19, 2019   

 SPED Update to the Senate Education Committee- February 7, 2019

SPED Update to the House Public Education Committee- January 30, 2019