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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.

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. 

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.


Partners Resource Network  

The PACT Project is one of four federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) serving Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26. We serve families living in ESC regions 7, 8, 10, and 11.  PACT Regional Coordinators are here for you! We can help you understand your child’s disability, understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA, obtain and evaluate resources and services for your child, and fully participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.


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.



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