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Parent / Family Engagement


Information for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The Parent Coordination service area 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.

The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) delivers accurate and timely answers to questions about special education to stakeholders across the state of Texas. Our purpose is to optimize information and respond with technical assistance in a succinct and useful format that is user friendly, culturally responsive, and accessible to all individuals.


Parent Information Websites

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Your central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.  All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve


Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program helps children with special health-care needs and people of any age with cystic fibrosis.


Navigate Life Texas

This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.


Parent Coordination Network

A Leadership Function of the Texas Education Agency, A Resource for Parents of Children Receiving Special Education Services


Parent Companion

First Five Years. A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.


Texas Project First

Created by parents, for parents. This web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

Online Resources and Training

CADRE-The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.


Child Find

Child Find is a school district's system for identifying, locating, and evaluating individuals with disabilities(birth through 21 years of age) who reside in its jurisdiction and who may need special education and related services. List of Child Find contacts for districts/charter schools provided. 


Parent Survey Results

The statewide 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.


Surrogate Parent Training Information

How to serve as a surrogate parent for a student with a disability.


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