The Parent Companion is a website that connects Texas parents of children from birth through 5 years of age to information, inspiration, and resources. The site is intended as a guide through the complex world of services and everyday scenarios encountered when raising a young child with a disability.
Texas Project First
Texas Project First is a website created by parents for parents of students receiving special education services.
Early Childhood Intervention
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provides pediatric developmental and therapy services for babies and toddlers birth up to the age of three. ECI professionals spend time coaching and supporting families on techniques that can help with everyday routines which can be life changing for a family and a child with special needs.
Parents Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process
This guide is designed to give parents a better understanding of the special education process and your procedural rights and responsibilities so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision-making process regarding your child's education.
Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook
This guide is designed to assist parents, school officials and other interested parties in understanding and working through TEA's Special Education dispute resolution system.
Special Education Notice of Procedural Safeguards
This guide is designed to meet the notice requirement and help parents of children with disabilities understand their rights under IDEA.
Surrogate Parent Training
The Parent Coordination Network website is a resource for parents of children receiving special education services and for those parents wanting to become a Surrogate Parent.
Parent Coordination Network Shout Out!
The Parent Coordination Network is committed to ensuring that parents of students with disabilities receive accurate and timely information to assist in making informed choices in their children's education.
Compensatory Services and COVID-19
The purpose of this document is to assist parents in preparing to participate in decision making regarding compensatory services for children served by special education impacted by COVID-19.
Supplemental Special Education Services
The purpose of this website is to assist families of students with eligible disabilities to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress.
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training
The Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) network has identified existing high-quality resources and tools that can assist schools and families during school closures and/or virtual or at-home learning. There are now 8 remote learning resources specific to students with autism