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The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) delivers accurate and timely answers to questions about special education to stakeholders across the state of Texas. Our purpose is to optimize information and respond with technical assistance in a succinct and useful format that is user friendly, culturally responsive, and accessible to all individuals. SPEDTex provides supportive state-wide leadership that promotes collaboration, meaningful communication and participation in the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities.
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) works collaboratively with stakeholders to provide resources and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our State.
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) is a statewide center serving the over 1000 local education agencies in our State.
SPEDTex hours are Monday-Friday 8a-5p. Call toll free to 1-855-SPED-TEX (1-855-773-3839) or email us at: inquire@spedtex.org

Want to know more about SpedTex…watch this video clip!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4vlKY3r9Ok&feature=youtu.be

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Announcements and Upcoming Events 2016-2017:

Spedtex Events:

Watch for Spedtex exhibit booths at the following events.

  1. Connecting the Dots Expo, January 21, 2017, Region 10 Education Service Center, 904 Abrams, Richardson, 9-2
  2. Family to Family Annual Conference, January 28, 2017, Houston, http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org/what-we-do/training/annual-parent-conference
  3. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 2-4, 2017, 10-2, Utley Middle School, Rockwall, TX
  4. Inclusion Works Conference, February 12-14, 2017, https://www.thearcoftexas.org/iw-2017/
  5. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 25, 2017, 10-2, Hilton Garden, Denison, T
  6. Texas Parent to Parent Regional Conference, February 25, 2017, Tyler, http://txp2p.org/
  7. Texas Parent to Parent Statewide Conference, June 16-17, 2017, San Marcos, http://txp2p.org/
  8. Texas Autism Conference, August 3-4, 2017, San Antonio, http://www.txautism.esc2.net/

We would enjoy talking with you about our Special Education Information Center.

Your questions and concerns are important to us. Please take a moment to take our poll regarding our service and information provided.

Thank you,

SPEDTex Team Members

Please note that Spedtex hours are 8-5, Monday through Friday.

Commissioner Mike Morath responds to concerns about special education services in Texas as 

U.S. Department of Education Officials Host Special Education Listening Sessions in Texas.

Event Dates: Dec. 12-15, 2016

Dallas, Monday, Dec.12
6 – 8 p.m.
Region 10 – Richardson
400 E. Spring Valley Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75081-5101
(972) 348-1536

These meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and sign language interpreters and Spanish language translation will be available. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the ESC directly at the telephone number provided.

Additionally, those who are unable to attend a listening session may submit written comments here from Dec. 5 – Jan. 6.

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Spedtex Events:

Watch for Spedtex exhibit booths at the following events.

  1. Connecting the Dots Expo, Region 10 Education Service Center, 904 Abrams, Richardson, 9-2
  2. Family to Family Annual Conference, January 28, 2017, Houston, http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org/what-we-do/training/annual-parent-conference
  3. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 2-4, 2017, 10-2, Utley Middle School, Rockwall, TX
  4. Inclusion Works Conference, February 12-14, 2017, https://www.thearcoftexas.org/iw-2017/
  5. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 25, 2017, 10-2, Hilton Garden, Denison, T
  6. Texas Parent to Parent Regional Conference, February 25, 2017, Tyler, http://txp2p.org/
  7. Texas Parent to Parent Statewide Conference, June 16-17, 2017, San Marcos, http://txp2p.org/
  8. Texas Autism Conference, August 3-4, 2017, San Antonio, http://www.txautism.esc2.net/

We would enjoy talking with you about our Special Education Information Center.

Your questions and concerns are important to us. Please take a moment to take our poll regarding our service and information provided.

Thank you,

SPEDTex Team Members