Provision of Related Services for Students with Disabilities
One of the greatest challenges currently facing Texas in regard to the delivery of services for students with disabilities is the prevalence of inconsistent and inaccurate information. Two guidance documents have been created to provide information and guidance to parents, district staff, and other interested stakeholders regarding the provision of related services.
Education Service Centers
Texas is divided into 20 geographic regions. Each regional ESC will provide leadership, training, and technical assistance in the area of special education for students with disabilities in accordance with the Texas Education Agency's focus on increasing student achievement. Each regional ESC will continue to serve as first point of contact for school districts, parents, and other community stakeholders.
Parent Training and Information Centers
Parent centers in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who work with their families. This assistance helps parents participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities.
Parent Information Line | 1-800-252-9668 (toll free)
This toll free message line is reserved for parents and other family members who have questions about student rights and regulatory requirements as they relate to special education complaint investigations, mediations, and due process hearings. Calls are returned by trained professionals during normal business hours.
Division of IDEA Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701-1494
Telephone: 512.463.9414 | Fax: 512.463.9560
Updated: February 1, 2011