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Resource Directory - Information on Special Education & School Issues
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email Debbie@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.
Wrightslaw
www.wrightslaw.com
Excellent Website: Accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and effective advocacy for children with disabilities.
Special Ed Legal Framework
for the Child-Centered Process
www.esc18.net
Follow link to Legal Framework for Child-Centered Process: Summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. See the actual law that Texas regulations are based on.
I.E.P. Pop-Up Questions
& Answers
http://www.unco.edu/ncssd/resources/
popup.shtml
Excellent Website: Part of the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities, this site specific questions about creating and implementing I.E.P.’s with answers that cite special ed law.
The Access Center
www.K8accesscenter.org
National technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Their mission is to improve educational outcomes for elementary and middle school students with disabilities.
ED.gov
http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP’s) IDEA website
Advocacy, Inc.
www.advocacyinc.org
800-252-9108 (V/TDD)
512-454-4816 (V/TDD)
Advocacy has a wonderful parent’s manual called “A New IDEA” on your rights under Special Education Law. You can read it online or print it out. It’s very parent friendly. Also may be able to help you with a school related issue if it fits into their priorities.
The Arc of Texas
www.thearcoftexas.org
800-252-9729
The Arc of Texas also has the wonderful parent’s manual called “A New IDEA” on your rights under Special Education Law. You can read it online or print it out.
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
www.copaa.net; 443-451-5270
Information on IDEA case law. Offers a listserv and annual conference.
Partners Resource Network
www.PartnersTX.org
409-898-4684
800-866-4726 (Texas Parents only)
Parent Training and Information Projects (PTI) for Texas. Provides information and training on Special Education and disability topics.
Regional Coordinators across the state - check our resource directory by area for the Coordinator closest to you.
Texas Educational Agency (TEA)
www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/

512-463-9414;
Parent Line: 800-252-9668
Responsible for oversight of all Texas schools; links to all the Regional Educational Service Centers’ websites.
Family to Family Network
www.familytofamilynetwork.org

713-466-6304
Houston Area: Provides training on “Creating a Positive School Culture by Uniting Families and Schools." May also be able to help with your ARD meeting
The Families/Advocates Partnership for Education
www.fape.org

952-838-9000
Helping parents and advocates improve educational results for children with disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

703-620-3660
866-915-5000 (TTY)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Office Of Special Education
Programs (OSEP)
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ osers/osep
/index.html

202-245-7468
OSEP is dedicated to improving results for people with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Learning Disabilities Association of America
www.Ldanatl.org
412-341-1515
Provides information, resources, and support to families about learning disabilities. They offer a 4 hour IDEA online training class for parents at: http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/parents/index.asp
Information on Section 504
http://www.504idea.org
Section 504 Law
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email Debbie@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.