• Eligibility

    The TEA's Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process states: There is a two-part test for determining whether your child is eligible for special education and related services: (1) your child must have a disability; and (2) as a result of the disability, your child must need special education and related services to benefit from education. To meet the first part of the two-part test for eligibility, a child between the ages of 3 through 21, except as noted, must meet the criteria for one or more of the disability categories listed below:

    • auditory impairment (from birth);

    • autism;

    • deaf-blindness (from birth);

    • emotional disturbance;

    • intellectual disability;

    • multiple disabilities;

    • noncategorical early childhood (ages three through five);

    • orthopedic impairment;

    • other health impairment;

    • specific learning disability;

    • speech or language impairment;

    • traumatic brain injury; or

    • visual impairment (including blindness from birth).

    The ARD committee must make the eligibility determination within 30 calendar days from the date of completion of the initial evaluation report.

     

    Acronym List

    • ARD -Admission, Review & Dismissal
    • APE - Adapted Physical Education
    • ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • AT - Assitive Technology
    • BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan
    • ECI - Early Childhood Intervention
    • ECSE - Early Childhood Special Education (formerly known as PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities)
    • ED - Emotional Disturbance
    • ESY - Extended School Year
    • FAPE - Free & Appropriate Public Education
    • FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment
    • FERPA - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
    • FIE - Full Individual Evaluation
    • GT - Gifted and Talented
    • ID - Intellectual Disability
    • IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    • IEP - Individualized Education Program
    • IHPT - In-Home/Parent Training
    • ITP - Individual Transition Plan
    • LD - Learning Disability
    • LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
    • LSSP - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
    • OHI - Other Health Impairment
    • OT - Occupational Therapy
    • PLAAFP - Present Levels of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance
    • PT - Physical Therapy
    • SI - Speech Impairment
    • SLP - Speech Language Pathologist
    • TEA - Texas Education Agency
    • TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills 

     

    Procedural Safeguards

    Procedural Safeguards - English (Feb. 2021)

    Procedural Safeguards - Spanish (Feb. 2021)

    Procedural Safeguards in Other Languages

     

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide - English

    Guia de transicion y empleo de Texas