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A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process This guide describes various activities that may take place during the special education process such as early intervention activities, determination of eligibility for special education, development of a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and dismissal from special education. 
Autism Speaks An autism science and advocacy organization, it is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. 
Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección  
Guía para el Proceso de Admisión, Revisión y Retiro Esta guía describe varias actividades que pueden ocurrir durante el proceso de educación especial tales como actividades de intervención temprana, la determinación de elegibilidad para la educación especial, el desarrollo del Programa de Educación Individualizado de un niño (IEP) y retiro de la educación especial. 
Notice of Procedural Safeguards This document, produced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), is intended to meet this notice requirement and help parents of students with disabilities understand their rights under the IDEA. 
PATH Project  PATH is a grant project of Partners Resource Network, Inc., one of three federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) serving Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities from the ages of 0 to 26. Our mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children. Our goal is to promote partnerships throughout the state among parents and professionals, parent organizations, school districts, and service agencies. We encourage parents and professionals to work together as PARTNERS and to focus on cooperation and collaboration. Our services include providing training, information, and technical assistance at no cost to parents throughout the state of Texas. 
Region 7 Education Service Center Region 7 ESC is one of 20 regional education service centers statewide that participates in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of innovative educational programs. 
Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC) The Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) was created by House Bill (HB) 1574 (81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2009) in response to needs expressed by the autism community. The Center's primary purpose is to coordinate resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. When fully implemented, the Center will: disseminate information and research on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders; conduct training and development activities for some professionals; coordinate with local entities that provide services; and provide support to families affected by autism. 
Texas Commission for the Blind Counseling and rehabilitation services. Services for children aimed at prevention of blindness and parental counseling. 
Texas Department of Human Services Information and technical assistance for families and children, and disabled persons including Medicaid issues. 
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Information and assistance about services responding to the needs of individuals with mental illness and mental retardation. 
Texas Education Agency  Clarification of state and federal education policies and rules, arrangements for due process procedures, complaints investigations, mediations, hearing related to special education, to join the Special Education Updates Listserv. 
Texas Project First A project of the Texas Education Agency, this site was created by parents and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities. 
Texas Special Education Rules and Regulations Side by Side Document of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, State Board of Education Rules, Commisioner's Rules and Texas State Laws 
The Legal Framework Region 18 provides Statewide Leadership for the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process in Texas in collaboration with the Division of IDEA Coordination at the Texas Education Agency. 
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