SSES Criteria and Information on Becoming a Service Provider

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Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line $1,500 one-time grants for parents of eligible students served by special education that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. 

We are looking for businesses and service providers to join the SSES marketplace where SSES students and their families will shop for these products and services.

Service Providers are needed in the following areas


Paraprofessionals and Special Education Assistants 
Anyone providing paraprofessional/special education assistant services must have either a current, valid Texas Educator Certificate (TEC) or documents/credentials (diploma, resume, etc.) demonstrating sufficient experience and training. 

Licensed/Certified Service Providers (Therapists, etc.) 
Anyone providing a type of therapy/service that is licensed in Texas must have a valid and active Texas license. 

Anyone providing a type of therapy/service that is NOT licensed in Texas must have credentials, certifications, education, and/or experience demonstrating the ability to provide the therapy or service competently and safely. 

Academic tutor 
Self-Employed/Individual Providers (a single person working alone) providing academic tutoring must have a current, valid Texas Educator Certificate (TEC).

Specialized Service 
To provide a service that does not fit under any of the categories, please contact


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If you have additional questions or need help, email us at or call SPEDTex at 1-855-773-3839.