Supporting Independence for Your Child With the Next Steps Checklist
The Next Steps to Independence checklist, available on the Texas Transition website, provides a framework to develop skills for self-determination in adulthood for individuals with disabilities. This tool highlights critical developmental milestones organized by age: birth-age 3, age 3-5, elementary school, middle school, high school, and age 18-22. This webinar will review how to use the Next Steps checklist to support your child’s development at any age.
(Recorded April 26, 2023)
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) Resources for Families
Through the network of 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) and the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) provides access to professional development, technical assistance, and resources related to autism for educators and families. This webinar will review resources available on the TSLAT website that are designed to assist both families and educators of students with autism.
(Recorded February 22, 2023)
Texas Transition Resources for Families
The transition from high school to adult life can be an exciting time for students and their families. Planning for this transition can also bring questions and concerns about your child’s future. Families play a very important role in the transition from school to adulthood. This webinar will review resources on the Texas Transition website that are designed to help families participate effectively in the transition planning process.
(Recorded November 30, 2022)
Special Education Updates with Dr. Justin Porter & Kristin McGuire
Justin Porter Ed.D., Associate Commissioner, Special Populations Programs and Policy along with special guest, Kristin McGuire, Senior Director, Special Education Programs of the Texas Education Agency discuss parent questions and concerns related to the new school year and special education. (Recorded September 28, 2022)
House Bill (HB) 4545 - FAQ for Parents
HB 4545 amended state accelerated instruction requirements for Texas students based on the results of their state assessment, STAAR. (Recorded April 26, 2022)
New Complaints Process | Dispute Resolution
Parents with concerns about special education have processes available to assist them in addressing those concerns. View this Webinar to learn more about the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) new online special education complaint form. (Recorded January 25, 2022)
Back-to-School Brain Boosters: August 24, 2021
Explore effective research-based brain booster activities and practices that parents can do at home with their children to help boost areas of the brain needed for social-emotional competencies, behavior regulation, and academic success so they are prepared for the challenges ahead. The information and ideas that will be shared are great for children of all ages and adults too!
Click here for a copy of the presentation slides
10 Tips for Fostering Resiliency in Anxious Children: May 19, 2021
Learn practical tips to help you support resiliency development in your child while creating awareness about how you react and respond.
Pathways to Successful Post-Secondary Schooling: April 20, 2021
In this webinar, crucial skills necessary for post-secondary success for students with disabilities are outlined and resources are shared for both students and their families.
Tips are provided on special education dispute resolution processes, including what issues State Written Complaints can be used to resolve and what some of those resolutions might look like.
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Q & A: March 4, 2021
Discuss Supplemental Special Education Services, including eligibility and the application process.