Special Education

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Special Education in Texas

Together, we are committed to high expectations and strong systems that achieve equitable outcomes for every student with a disability.

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.  For more information please visit the Supplemental Special Education Services home page.

Special Education Strategic Plan

In early 2018, TEA worked with stakeholders across Texas to develop the Strategic Plan for Special Education in Texas. This plan was informed by more than 7,000 voices and lays out an ambitious set of activities aimed at dramatically improving special education programs in Texas. Click on each circle below to see TEA’s progress in completing the activities laid out in the various areas within the strategic plan.

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Explore Our Work

TEA is committed to providing families, students, and schools with high quality supports to enable students with disabilities to achieve the highest outcomes. The links below lead to information and resources provided by TEA toward achieving that goal. 

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Data and Reports

The latest data regarding SpEd in Texas

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Dispute Resolution

Information to support stakeholders to resolve SpEd disputes

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Family Resources

Information & resources to help families understand SpEd processes


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Monitoring, Review, and Support

Information & resources regarding the monitoring of SpEd programs in Texas

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Regional Supports

TEA partners with Educational Service Centers  to provide support

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Technical Assistance and Guidance

Guidance to Texas public schools in their implementation of strong and effective programs

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-SPEDTEXSkype  (1-855-773-3839Skype) 
Website: www.spedtex.org  

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring, Department of Special Education

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

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