Individual Education Plans (IEP's)
Legal Framework - This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance; and a search feature.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)statute and regulations page.
U.S. Department of Education - Legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents can be found here for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), FERPA, Civil Rights, Higher Education Act, IDEA, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other topics.
Special Education Resources for the Campus Administrator - The resources on this page are intended to assist campus administrators to quickly locate special education information, contacts, and training material to support their daily interaction with students receiving special education services, the parents of these students and the team that supports these students.
Inclusion in Texas - The Inclusion in Texas Network works in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to build a statewide culture of high expectations for students with disabilities and significantly improve academic and functional outcomes for students served by special education.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
UDL Guidelines - This website goes into detail about the different UDL Guidelines. Explanations and examples for each guideline and checkpoint are provided.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) - The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
UDL vs. Traditional Education - This chart describes the difference between UDL and traditional education.
UDL Tech Tool Kit - The UDL Tech Tool Kit website is a database of technology resources for use in a UDL classroom. Resources
include audio books, text to speech, graphic organizers, multimedia
and digital story telling, study skills, literacy skills and more.