State Guidance

Stakeholders (parents, school personnel, advocates, etc.) can find timely guidance about the provision of special education services in Texas on this page. Guidance is provided through links to state resources or short responses to commonly asked questions. Content is updated as new information becomes available.

Policy and Rule

The following resources provide guidance on state and federal policy and rules related to the provision of special education services.

Admission Review and Dismissal Committee

The following resources provide guidance on state and federal policy and rules related to admission, review and dismissal (ARD) committees.

Student Outcomes

The following resources provide guidance on topics related to student outcomes and performance.

Programs and Services

The following resources provide guidance on topics related to special education programs and services for students with disabilities.

Early Childhood Transition (Part C to Part B)

The following resources provide guidance on topics related to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) transition from the Part C (Birth to two) to Part B (three to twenty-one) systems.

Parent Information

The following resources provide guidance on topics related to parents & families of students with disabilities.

Cameras in the Classroom

 

The following link provides updated information related to video surveillance in certain special education settings. The link also explains current procedures for requesting an agency review of districts' decisions related to placing cameras in the classroom. The procedures are based on proposed 19 TAC  §103.1303.

 

    Dispute Resolution

    The following resources provide guidance on topics related to dispute resolution processes including Complaints Investigation, Mediation, Due Process Hearings, and Facilitated IEP.

    Other Links and Information

    The following resources provide guidance on a variety of topics related to the provision of special education services in Texas and other requirements.