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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-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839) or email us at: inquire@spedtex.org

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Announcements and Upcoming Events 2016-2017:

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

Houston, Monday, Dec.12
6 – 8 p.m.
McKinney Conference Center, Room 100 A-F
7200 Northwest 100 Dr.
Houston, Texas 77092
(713) 462-7708

El Paso, Tuesday, Dec. 13
6 – 8 p.m.
Region 19 – El Paso
6611 Boeing Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 780-6570

Edinburg, Tuesday, Dec.13
6 – 8 p.m.
Region 1 – Edinburg
1900 West Schunior
Edinburg, Texas 78541-2234
(956) 984-6180

Austin, Thursday, Dec.15
6 – 8 p.m.
Region 13 – Austin
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, Texas 78723-3675
(512) 919-5313

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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Center Closed:  Please note that Spedtex hours are 8-5, Monday through Friday. Spedtex will be closed due to no access to the office building on the following dates:

  • December 19, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Spedtex Events:

Watch for Spedtex exhibit booths at the following events.

  1. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 2-4, 2017, 10-2, Utley Middle School, Rockwall, TX
  2. Inclusion Works Conference, February 12-14, 2017, https://www.thearcoftexas.org/iw-2017/
  3. Connecting the Dots Expo, February 25, 2017, 10-2, Hilton Garden, Denison, TX.
  4. Family to Family Annual Conference, January 28, 2017, Houston,http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org/what-we-do/training/annual-parent-conference
  5. Texas Parent to Parent Regional Conference, February 25, 2017, Tyler, http://txp2p.org/
  6. Texas Home School Coalition Convention, May 11-13, 2017, Arlington, http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/
  7. Texas Statewide Assistive Technology Conference, June 13-14, 2017, Houston https://youtu.be/pN428NWyy6k
  8. Texas Parent to Parent Statewide Conference, June 16-17, 2017, San Marcos, http://txp2p.org/
  9. Texas Home School Coalition Convention, July 20-22, 2017, The Woodlands, http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/
  10. Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, San Marcos
  11. Texas Autism Conference, August 3-4, 2017, San Antonio, http://www.txautism.esc2.net/
  12. Abilities Expo, August 4-6, 2017, Houston, http://www.abilities.com/houston/

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

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Thank you,

SPEDTex Team Members