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September 23, 2021

Individual Education Plans (IEP's)

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Q and A

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Q and A - Spanish


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.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Q and A

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Q and A - Spanish

LRE Quick Guide Infographic

LRE Quick Guide Infographic - Spanish


Special Education Parent Resources - This site includes information on:  specific disabilities, state assessment, assistive technology, community resources, parent training, and many more web links.

Texas Project First - A website created by parents for parents.  Topics include the special education process, free online learning, state guidance, curriculum, disability resources, community resources and more.

Sped Tex - or the Special Education Resource Center includes information on disabilities, laws, and academic resources.

The TEAM Project - is one of three federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) serving Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26.  The site includes a large list of Fact Sheets that cover topics such as advocacy, bullying, parents' rights, transition, and Medicaid Waiver Program.

The Parent Companion First Five Years - is a guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

What is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

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.


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