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

Day and Time



How to Register

August 22nd

9:30 am – 10:30 am



Review and Support Monitoring Process Pilot Project

Jacob Klett, Review and Support Manager

Register Here

September 24th

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Review and Support Monitoring Process

Review and Support Team

Register Here

October 8th

9:00 am – 10:00 am

2019-2020 Statewide Leadership Networks

Technical Assistance Team

Register Here

October 22nd

9:00 am – 10:00 am

504 Update

Laura Wilk, Coordinator- Section 504

Register Here

November 6th  

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Special Education Technical Assistance Frameworks

Technical Assistance Team

Register Here

December 4th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Data-Based Individualization

Steven Prater, Technical Assistance Manager

Register Here

January 21st 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ESC Special Education Liaisons

Jennifer Patterson, Director of Special Education ESC Support

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 Guidance:

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions: Dyslexia and Related Disorders- March 2019

Recent TEA Presentations:

State of the State in Special Education, TCASE Interactive - July 23, 2019

Webinar: Section 504

Section 504 (Powerpoint)

Webinar: Multi-TieredSystems of Support (MTSS) Questions and Answers

Webinar: Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the IEP  

Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the IEP (Powerpoint)  

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia in the IEP Guidance Document

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  







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.

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

Department of Special Populations, Division of Special Education

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

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