TED Tips: Intro to TEDs

Welcome to TED Tips, a blog series devoted to supporting the Transition & Employment Services Designee. Today’s post will cover the basics.

What is a TED?

Beginning in July 2014, each district/charter school is required to designate one staff member to serve as the Transition & Employment Services Designee (also known as the TED). This is reflected in Texas Education Code 29.011.

What does the TED do?

According to TEC ยง29.011, “An individual designated under this subsection must provide information and resources about effective transition planning and services and interagency coordination to ensure that local school staff communicate and collaborate with:
(1) students enrolled in special education programs under this subchapter and the parents of those students; and
(2) as appropriate, local and regional staff of the:
(A) Health and Human Services Commission;
(B) Department of Aging and Disability Services;
(C) Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services;
(D) Department of State Health Services; and
(E) Department of Family and Protective Services.”

Use this checklist to review your processes. Note that TEA has not yet developed training guidelines for the TED. Stay tuned for those requirements to be clarified, and consider attending the Texas Transition workshop at your ESC.

Region 13 will offer this workshop on Monday, November 7 from 9:00 to 4:00. Cost is $45 (workshop ID: FA1634835)

Who is my TED?

Search for your district or charter school on the Transition & Employment Services Designee list at the Legal Framework website. Click the icon to the right for contact information, and click the icon further to the right to open the link to your district’s website where the Texas Transition & Employment Guide is posted.

Is this the same TED as in “AskTED”?

Nope. AskTED is an online directory of schools and service centers in Texas, and is not related to the Transition & Employment Services Designee. There’s also something called TEDS, which are the Texas Education Data Standards for PEIMS and TSDS. Be sure you know which TED you’re talking about!

For more information, contact Elizabeth.Danner@esc13.txed.net

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