Special Education Program
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Senate Bill 139 of the 86th Texas Legislature (9/14/21)
In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 Texas 89th Legislature, which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:
Child Find is a federal mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It requires local education agencies (LEAs), which include public school districts and charter schools, to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities residing within their jurisdictions who need special education and related services. (34 CFR §300.111—Child Find)
The LEA is obligated to conduct a Full Individual Evaluation under 34 CFR §300.301 (a) and to make a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) available to each eligible child under 34 CFR §300.101.
Every child with a disability in Texas, from age three through twenty-one as of September 1 of the current school year, has the right to a free appropriate public education. Students with visual or auditory impairments have the right to a free appropriate public education from birth. The ISD provides free appropriate programs for students with disabilities. If you know a child that needs help, contact your school or Parker County Co-op Special Services.
612 N. Rusk Weatherford, TX 76086 817-596-0024
Additional information may be obtained at: SSESinfo@tea.texas.gov
Why is Child Find Important?
Child Find helps the child, the family, and the school to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas:
Specific Learning Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other Health Impairment
Who Can Refer a Child to Child Find?
- Child Care Providers
- Social Workers
- Anyone who knows the child
How do you know if your child is developing typically?
At 3 months, a child typically:
- follows objects with eyes
- responds to loud sounds
- makes cooing sounds
At 6 months, a child typically:
- knows familiar faces
- plays with toes
- sits with support
At 12 months, a child typically:
- pulls to standing position
- crawls to hands and knees
- places toys in a container
- says one or two words
At 18 months, a child typically:
- pulls off shoes and socks
- stacks blocks
- turns the pages of a book
- walks without help
- follows simple directions
At 2 years, a child typically:
- says sentences
- recognizes pictures
- plays alone
- identifies parts of a face
At 3 years, a child typically:
- rides a tricycle
- opens doors
- is toilet trained
- hops on one foot
- plays with other children
For more information, please contact MISD or Parker County Co-op Special Services at 817-596-0024.
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