Parent Resources

  • Parent Training Information Centers

    Texas Project First

    A website created by parents for parents to help families and caregivers understand the IEP process.

    Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

    PACER  provides individual assistance, workshops, and publications to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child with disabilities.

     Partners Resource Network

    Partners Resource Network is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers serving parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26 as well as youth self-advocates ages 14-26. 

    PRN Webinar Calendar

    Parent Companion

    A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age. Parent Companion was written by parents of students with disabilities for parents of students with disabilities to provide trustworthy and relevant information.


    SPED Tex provides information and resources that can help families understand their child's disability, their rights, and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in Texas.



    Texas Parent to Parent

    Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education for families of children and adults with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions and other health care needs.

    The ARC of Texas

    Promoting, protecting, and advocating for the human rights and self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Texas Hands & Voices


     State Agencies

    Texas Education Agency

    Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

    The Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program helps children 20 and younger who have special health care needs and people with cystic fibrosis of any age improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.


    Additional Resources

    Disability Rights Texas

    Disability Rights Texas is the protection and advocacy agency for Texans with disabilities. DRT provides legal assistance, referrals to programs and services, and information regarding the legal rights of people with disabilities.

District Resources

  • SPEDTex is a dynamic resource designed to inform and support parents, teachers and anyone who is committed to the success of children with disabilities.
    This toolkit was designed to support districts and schools as they implement the family engagement framework activities. Each of the six family engagement elements have been paired with related resources that can serve as points of reference for school administrators when teams plan, implement, and evaluate family engagement practices that directly impact outcomes for students with disabilities.


Last Modified on April 6, 2023