Special Education - Procedural Safeguards 

The Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities (Procedural Safeguards) explains parents’ specific rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

In addition, A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process (ARD Guide) is also available to parents. It contains information that parents need to effectively participate in an ARD committee meeting for their child.

Parents should receive the Procedural Safeguards document once a year on the following occasions:

  • Initial referral or on request for evaluation
  • First occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint or special education complaint during the school year
  • Disciplinary change of placement
  • At request of parent

Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities (Procedural Safeguards)

English http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/Pro_Safeguards_ENG.pdf

Spanish http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/Pro_Safeguards_SPAN.pdf

Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process (ARD Guide)

English http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/ARD_Guide_ENG.pdf

Spanish http://framework.esc18.net/Documents/ARD_Guide_SPAN.pdf

Transition Guide

http://www.transitionintexas.org/

Parent Resources  

Texas Project FIRST  http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/ (Families Information Resources Support and Training) is a project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities. 

The Partners Resource Network (PRN)  http://www.partnerstx.org/ is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI's) in Texas. The mission of PRN is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals. 

Child Find is part of a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law protects the rights of students with disabilities.  Child Find Notice

Special Education Information Center Toll Free Information Line

The Special Education Information Center provides information related to special education to parents, school personnel, and other members of the public. The contact number is 1-855-773-3839 (1-855-SPEDTEX)