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Parent Stipends for the 2017 Texas Autism Conference

This year’s Texas State Autism Conference will be held on August 3rd and 4th in San Antonio. Information about the conference can be found here: http://txautism.esc2.net/  Application: https://goo.gl/forms/9s5Erq3fYntGO5Sb2 For the past 15+ years, ESC Region 13 has been able to offer stipends to supplement some of the cost of the conference for parents. We are fortunate […]

New Autism Resources on txautism.net

Region 13’s Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) website is continually adding free resources for teachers, administrators, parents, and others who are impacted by autism. For this population, www.txautism.net would be well worth memorizing! For those already familiar with txautism.net, here are some resources we recently added. Learning Library – Online Courses – Additional […]

2017 Recreation & Camp Resource Guide

2017 Recreation and Camp Resource Guide Austin ISD in collaboration with Easterseals of Central Texas has published the resource guide for recreation and camp opportunities available in 2017 for people with special needs. This lengthy document (24 pgs) includes information on day programs and activities in Central Texas as well as overnight programs across the […]

TED Tips: Transition Fairs and Events

As the TED for your district, you’re probably wondering how to connect your students with disabilities and their families with the agencies and other resources they’ll need to be successful in adult life. One way to do that is to learn about area events that offer information and host networking opportunities with representatives from the […]

FIE to IEP – the ABCs of a Well-Written Plan

There are many aspects to writing a complete Individualized Education Program (IEP). These documents, when well-written, can be assets to the students they are designed for as well as their teachers.  It takes a multidisciplinary team to create such dynamic and effective plans. This two-day training will focus on combining the details of a Full […]

Write Powerful PLAAFPs and Standards-Based Goals!

There are many aspects to writing a complete Individualized Education Program (IEP). This one-day training will focus on writing powerful PLAAFP statements which will lead to student-focused goals.  Participants will leave with easy-to-use tools to support their efforts for well-written IEPs.  This intensive instruction includes participant practice and reflection.  This training is for ANY special […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Spring 2017 Essence Statements are posted

The Essence Statements for the Spring 2017 STAAR Alternate 2 administration have been posted at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/essence/ Region 13 is offering an optional STAAR Alternate 2 Overview workshop (SP1735985) on February 6, 2017 for first time administrators. TEA does not require additional training beyond the campus test administration and confidentiality session. Registration is open at https://ecampus.esc13.net/catalog.html#url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D35985 […]

TED Tips: Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition & Employment Guide was required by the same legislation that created the Transition & Employment Services Designee (TED). Developed by a team of stakeholders from across the state, this guide was first published in 2014 and is posted to the Transition in Texas website (in English and Spanish). The Texas Transition & […]

Texas Public Prekindergarten Class Size and Student-to-Teacher Ratio Study

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, passed House Bill (HB) 4 focused on high-quality prekindergarten programming. A key aspect of the bill was authorizing and funding the HB 4 High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant program, which the Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded in July 2016 for the 2016–17 school year. HB 4 also specified expansion […]

Are you a special education instructional leader?

  Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first meeting this year is on Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 – 12:00. Two brand-new Region 13 products will be featured at our September […]

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