Archive for April, 2012

Legal Framework Update #6

Changes to the Procedural Safeguards, ARD Guide,and the  Side-by-Side publications were posted on March 26th, 2012.  In addition changes have been made to the Annual Goals and Visual Impairment frameworks.  These updates were posted to the Legal Framework on March 26th, 2012.   The comparision document for each of the publications and the two frameworks are attached.   Please note that the color […]

Information on VI and O&M Certification

Visually impaired (VI) and orientation and mobility (O&M) certification to work with students with visual impairments is available, regardless of where you live in Texas.  Training is provided through Texas Tech University and/or  Stephen F. Austin State University. The VI and O&M Preparation Newsletter includes information related to the courses that are required for certification in these […]

SPP 11 and 12: Child Find and Early Childhood Transition

TEA has provided more information and resources for the 2012 data submission for State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators 11 and 12. Information about TEASE access was provided in a previous post to this blog. Other training materials have been posted to the Region XIII website for SPP. SPP 11: Frequently Asked Questions SPP 11: Instructions […]

Nonpublic Day School Report (SPE-106)

If your LEA did not place students in Nonpublic Day Schools during the 2011-2012 school year, you will not complete this report.  If you did place students in Nonpublic Day Schools during the 2011-2012, the report must be submitted to TEA by June 4, 2012. Based on the information provided on the report, the Texas Education […]

Services to Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Texas Education Agency has posted a document regarding appropriate services for students with visual impairments at:  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147498410 Scroll down the page to State Guidance and follow the link – Educating Students with Visual Impairments in Texas: Guidelines and Standards. For more information, contact Debra Leff at debra.leff@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5354.

OSEP Letter on LRE for Preschool Children with Disabilities

The Office of Special Education Programs has issued a letter reminding LEAs that IDEA’s LRE requirements apply to all children ages 3-21, this includes preschool children with disabilities.  The letter is a response to inquiries received by the USDE regarding LRE requirements under Part B of the IDEA to preschool children with disabilities. If you […]

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