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Special Education in Texas- Information for Parents and Students

Special Education & Accommodations

This article provides students and parents with information about the laws available to help students with disabilities to receive a "free appropriate public education." 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that all students with disabilities receive a free and adequate public education.  The IDEA manual, provided by Disability Rights Texas, helps parents understand and participate in the education of their child.

Purpose of manual

This manual is designed to help you become familiar with the requirements of IDEA and Texas law so you can act as an equal partner in planning your child’s education.

You will learn, by using this manual and by working with school staff, how to plan an educational program that will lead to an independent and productive life for your child and yourself.

The IDEA Manual is based upon laws and policies in place at the time it was written. Laws and policies change frequently and are subject to various interpretations. Future changes in laws and policies may make some information in this manual outdated. This manual is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your situation.




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IDEA Manual 2022

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