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Parent Information Websites

Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), you and your child have legal protections during the evaluation and IEP process. These protections are called Procedural Safeguards. SPEDTex makes this resource available in over 20 different languages.

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process
This guide is designed to give you, as a parent of a child who is or may be eligible for special education services, a better understanding of the special education process and of your procedural rights and responsibilities so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision-making process regarding your child's education. SPEDTex makes this resource available in over 20 different languages.

COVID-19 Family Video Series
These videos along with their companion documents provide information and tips for parents about the ARD Process, Complaints Process and At Home Learning.  This video series is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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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