Empowering PEOPLE with Intellectual
and developmental disabilities
Advocacy, Awareness, Training and Support
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). Resources listed below provide tips, tools and information designed to empower you and your child in developing the IEP.
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.
This site serves as a web-based information library regarding the special education planning process. Information 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.
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