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Region 10 Home Webpage

Region 10 Special Education Sevices

Region 10 Parent Information

General Special Education Information
Frequently Asked Special Education Questions from Parents

Glossary of Special Education Terms

Special Education Acronyms

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process

The Legal Framework is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. It is a statewide leadership project in which the Texas Education Agency partners with the Region 18 Education Service Center.

The Legal Framework includes an A-Z index, frameworks, a glossary of special education terms and acronyms, links to statutes, citations, websites, guidance and resources. Multiple features are translated into Spanish; however, legal citations reflect English only.

STAAR Information

TAKS Information

Parent Resource Websites
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. 

E/Z School

Provides free educational materials for K-12.

US Dept of Education Parent Resources

U.S. Dept. of Education information about parent involvement

Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, or DARS, administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.  The department has four divisions:

Through these divisions, DARS administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation, ensure that Texans with disabilities live independently in their communities, and assist families in helping their children under age 3 with disabilities and delays in development reach their full potential

Parent Resource Network

Partners Resource Network was established as a non-profit agency in Texas in 1986 to assist families of children with all types of disabilities throughout the State.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

A central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

Attention Deficit Disorders Association

Autism Society

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks

Information resource for families facing the challenges of autism.

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

To provide accurate and current information, resources and support for people with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Texas Autism Research and Resource Center

Transition in Texas

The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources. 

Morgan's Wonderland

A safe, clean and beautiful outdoor environment free of economic barriers that all individuals, regardless of age, special need or disability, can come to and enjoy.

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