General Information and Resources

Eligibility


 

The TEA’S Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process states: There is a two-part test for determining whether your child is eligible for special education services: (1) your child must have a disability; and (2) as a result of the disability, your child must need special education and related services to benefit from education.  To meet the first pare of the two-test form eligibility, a child between the ages of 3-21, except as noted, must meet the criteria of one or more of the disability categories listed below: 

  • auditory impairment (from birth)
  • autism
  • deaf-blindness (from birth)
  • emotional disturbance
  • intellectual disability
  • multiple disabilities
  • noncategorical early childhood (ages three- through five)
  • orthopedic impairment
  • other health impairment
  • specific learning disability
  • speech or language impairment
  • traumatic brain injury
  • visual impairment (including blindness from birth)

The ARD committee must make the eligibility determination after the completion of the initial evaluation report. 
 

Resources


Please click on the booklet to download. 

First page of the PDF file: ARD_Guide_ENG
First page of the PDF file: ARD_Guide_SPAN
Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process in other languages:

Please click on the booklet to download. 

First page of the PDF file: Pro_Safeguards_ENG
First page of the PDF file: Pro_Safeguards_SPAN

Please click on the booklet to download. 

First page of the PDF file: Updates-on-Special-Education
First page of the PDF file: updates-on-special-education-spanish

 

SpedTex Special Education Information Center

If you have questions about special education in Texas, SpedTex is available to help. 


 

Partners Resource Network
 
TIER link:

Please click on the booklet to download. 

First page of the PDF file: IDEA
First page of the PDF file: IDEA-Spanish

Please click on the booklet to download. 

First page of the PDF file: Multi-Tiered System of Support
First page of the PDF file: Multi-Tiered System of Support Spanish version

Region 10 ESC Interagency Brown Bag App


 

 

Scan this QR code with your phone to be lead to the Region 10 Brown Bag App. 

R10 brown bag app qrcode

Region 10 ESC has created and shared the Interagency Brown Bag. This digital platform can easily be accessed and shared. You can look up agencies’ contact information and provided services. Agencies can also submit their information from within the app. Region 10 is excited to bring this tool to you.