Through the network of 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) around the state and in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources for educators who serve students with autism. TSLAT is a part of TEA's Texas Statewide Leadership Functions and Projects and are housed at Education Service Center Region 13.
Statewide leadership in addressing identified areas of need in special education services is provided through eleven functions and five projects directed by various ESCs. Their primary responsibility is to provide leadership, training, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information throughout the state. The ESCs coordinating these statewide leadership functions and projects are responsible for the implementation of many of the state’s continuous improvement activities.
Though both functions and projects provide statewide leadership, each ESC function lead establishes and coordinates a 20-region network. The networks ensure ongoing communication among ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes, planning, as well as implementing and evaluating statewide activities. Project leadership focuses on a specific special education related function.
The TSLAT website offers support through access to TARGET (Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching), a learning library, and resources.
Recursos educativos para practicas basadas en datos comprobados para estudiantes con autismo.