Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
When we ask all students to do the same learning task in the same way, we have no idea what Individual children are capable of.
- Dr. Bertie Kingore
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives parents the right to equal participation in the development of their child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Arc GMC has created the ARD/IEP Planning: Tips, Tools & Resources to empower parents during their child’s ARD/IEP meeting.
Before visiting the sites below you might want to start with a review of IDEA 2004:
Purposes and Key Definitions, for they underpin and guide its many detailed requirements.
Accommodation Central is a web-based resource focused on accommodations for learning, assessing, and expressing knowledge.
The Building the Legacy training curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement the IDEA 2004, the nation’s special education law. The Curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.
ESCs provide statewide leadership, training, and technical assistance to school districts, parents and community members in their region, including assistance in the area of special education for students who have a disability.
Specific Functions by ESC
ESC Region 4
ESC Region 10 – Dyslexia
ESC Region 11 – Texas Transition Network
ESC Region 13 – Statewide Leadership for Autism
ESC Region 18 – Legal Framework
ESC Region 20 – Progress in the General Curriculum
Learn more about specific ESC functions here.
This page provides links to information, research, resources, videos and thought provoking articles regarding Inclusive Education.
Learning Ally is a national nonprofit service organization that provides educational and professional books in accessible format to people with visual impairments, learning disabilities, and other disabilities that prevent them from reading printed material.
Information about LRE, Standards Based IEPs, Grading & Progress Monitoring and Specially Designed Instruction can be found on this site.
This site provides information, resources and research focused on learning and attention issues.