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:

  • Thursday, March 28th from 9:30 am- 10:30 am - Topic:  Senate Bill 748: Modernizing Transition, and Information about SHARS for RDSPDs. Register Here
  • Wednesday, April 24th 9:30 am – 10:30 am - Topic: Dyslexia Register Here
  •  Thursday, May 30th 9:30 am – 10:30 am - Topic: 2019-2020 Statewide Leadership Networks Register Here

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 Presentations:

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

UT Arlington Special Education Policy Forum September 19th, 2018  

TCASE Webinar, September 20, 2018  

 TCASE Dyslexia TEA Panel Discussion PowerPoint Visuals – July 25, 2018

Summary of TCASE TEA Dyslexia Panel Q&A –July 25,2018

TCASE 7-24-18 Presentation