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.
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
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)
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.