Archive for March, 2013

TEA has created a flowchart for ECI Transition. Please note the flow chart addresses children who started receiving services from ECI during the time period identified in the first colored row. It does not address the timeline in which a child was referred to the LEA from ECI. The flow chart demonstrates that children who […]

New SPP 13 Checklist

State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13 addresses Transition Services in the IEP for students who are 16 and older. TEA has revised the checklist to audit IEPs. What’s Different? 1) There are fewer items to review (8 items, 13 on the previous version) 2) The checklist breaks down the domains of training, education, employment, and […]

2012-2013 Residential Facility (RF) Tracker Deadlines

The RF Tracker dates have been announced: May 17, 2013  End-of-Year-as-of-Date:  All 2011-2012 RF students who enroll on or before this date must be entered into the RF Tracker. June 7, 2013  Data Completion Date:  All data must be correctly entered into the RF Tracker system by 11:59 p.m. A “To the Administrator Addressed (TAA)” […]

New Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance

On Thursday, February 14th, the Final Regulations related to parental consent for the use of public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to pay for services under Part B of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register. The Final Regulations change the requirements in 34 CFR 300.154(d) related to parental consent […]

Sequestration Goes Into Effect

Sequestration Goes into Effect On Friday, March 1, 2013, President Obama signed an order putting into effect the automatic across-the-board cuts to the federal budget known as the sequester. The following text is taken from testimony provided to the House Subcommittee on Budget Transparency and Reform on February 25, 2013. That testimony is also available […]

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