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Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431


Special Education Parent Resources

ESC-20 Special Education Parent Calls: 210-370-5411

ESC-20 Special Education Support Services Component takes daily calls from parents who reside in our Region 20 community. We strive to help answer questions and provide correct information to help you better support your child in school.

Web Links

Texas Education Agency
Special Education Main Page

Special Education in Texas A-Z Index

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Process
Find information on laws, rules, regulations, and court cases related to special education. This page also includes links to the A Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (in English and Spanish) and the Procedural Safeguards (in English and Spanish).
 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Manual
A manual for parents and students about special education services and supports in Texas.

Texas Project First
Created by Parents, for Parents . . . This web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

Texas Project First
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Texas Project First Disability Resources

Texas Project First Community Support Resources

Texas Project First Special Education Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Companion
Parent Companion: First Five Years A website connecting Texas parents of children with disabilities to: (a)Information; (b) Inspiration; and (c) Resources

Parent Companion
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Parent Coordination Network
A Resource for Parents of Children Receiving Special Education Services

Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) 
The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) delivers accurate and timely answers to questions about special education to stakeholders across the state of Texas.

Navigate Life Texas 
This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.

Navigate Life Texas
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Texas Parent to Parent
Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education to families of children of all ages who have disabilities or chronic illness.

Texas Parent to Parent
(en español)

Parent Handbook for Special Education (Region 13)

Directory of Community Resources in Texas
Find disability resources and community services throughout Texas! Customize your search by zip code, county, region, keyword, or category.

DisabilitySA
DisabilitySA provides programs, resources, and volunteer opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities in San Antonio, Texas.

eParent.Com Special Needs Resource Directory
eParent Special Needs Resource Directory provides a comprehensive guide for parents and families of children with chronic health issues, disabilities and special needs, as well as to physicians, allied health care professionals and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.

Understood
Understood.org’s goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.

Understood
(en español)

iAdvocate App
iAdvocate is an informational and advocacy tool for parents of children with disabilities.

Office of Special Needs Education Directory for Children With Special Needs

Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Support and Resources for Parents

Partners Resource Network… Empowering Parents through Education
Partners Resource Network offers individual assistance over the phone and in-person to families who have questions about their child's needs, workshops for parents and professionals, and resources such as printed publications and online materials are available on a variety of relevant topics.

Exceptional Kids—Resource Guide for the Special Needs Community

U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

National PTA Special Education Toolkit

AbilityPath.Org
Support for parents of children with special needs.

AbilityPath.Org
(en español)

Interactive Planner for Caregivers

About Service Animals--Tips and Tools

Special Education Resources

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