• Per the Texas Education Agency:

     "LEAs must provide the most current version of the ARD Guide to parents of students with disabilities before the first ARD committee meeting or when a parent requests it. LEAs are responsible for the initial dissemination of the ARD Guide; however, LEAs may provide updated versions to the parent when requested."
    (http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Special_Education/Parent_and_Family_Resources/Guidance_on_Admission,_Review,_and_Dismissal_Guide_Production_and_Required_Dissemination/)


    Per the Texas Education Agency:

    "IDEA requires that school districts and charter schools provide the Procedural Safeguards to parents. They must disseminate it once a year and on the following occasions: upon initial referral or on request for evaluation; upon the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint or special education complaint during a school year; upon a disciplinary change of placement; or upon a request by a parent." 

    You can find attached below the July 2018 publication of "The Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process" and the July 2018 updated version of "The Notice of Procedural Safeguards" in both English and Spanish.

    You will also find below a link to Region 13 Education Service Center's "Parent Guide for Special Education" in Pdf format or you can click here to go to an online version of the handbook.
    SPED_Parent_Handbook_October2014
    ARD_Guide_ENG July 2018
    ARD_Guide_SPAN July 2018
    Pro_Safeguards_ENG July 2018
    Pro_Safeguards_SPAN July 2018