The division of School, Family, and Community Engagement is committed to ensuring parents of students with disabilities receive accurate and timely information to assist them in making informed choices in their child’s education.Information regarding the procedural safeguards, ARD Guide, ARD Decision Making Manual and other resources key to parent participation is provided via technical assistance and staff development.Through collaboration with the Statewide Parent Coordination network, the Region One ESC Special Education department works closely with school districts for collection of the Texas Survey of Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services as part of the State Performance Plan Indicator 8-Parent Participation. Indicator 8 asks each state to report “the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services that report school facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities”. Region One ESC provides technical assistance to school districts that receive the surveys.Region One ESC offers parents opportunities for staff development through joint
sessions with district service providers found in the workshop section of the home page.The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Last Modified on July 21, 2022