Public Input Meetings On
State Performance Plan

The Texas Education Agency and Education Service Centers host public input and information meetings to gather input on special education services for students with disabilities. The input from this and other public meetings will help the State identify and address areas for improvement and also build on current strengths related to the provision of special education. These public input meetings are a part of the Texas Special Education Continuous Improvement Process (TCIP) and will be held on an annual basis. Stakeholder input is vital to the State’s efforts to improve results for students with disabilities and meet new challenges as a result of the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004).

Meetings are very structured and focus on specific topics. This is not a place to voice specific grievances regarding your child’s individual education program, but a time to help TEA make systemic improvements on the topics being discussed. We encourage parents to participate in their local education service center public input meeting.

For more information or specific contact information:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497661

Statewide Conferences:

Inclusion Works Conference
Feb. 7-9, 2016, Houston
http://www.thearcoftexas.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_inclusion_conference

Texas Transition Conference
Feb. 17-19, 2016, Dallas
http://ttc.tamu.edu/ 

TAPPestry Conference
Feb. 20, 2016
http://www.esc20.net/default.aspx?name=ci_se.TAPPestry 

Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region Annual Conference
Feb. 27, 2016, Houston
http://www.adda-sr.org/28th-Annual-Conference.html

TxABA Regional Conference
March 3-6, 2016, Fort Worth
http://www.txaba.org/conference/conference2016.php

Texas Speech Language & Hearing Assoc. Annual Conference
March 10-12, 2016, Fort Worth
http://www.txsha.org/page/2016-annual-convention-homepage

Texas Assn. for Education & Rehabilitation of Blind & Visual Impaired (TAER) Annual Conference 
March 30-April 2, 2016, Houston
http://www.txaer.org/conferences.html

Statewide Independent Living Conference
April 3-5, 2016, San Antonio
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=140393&

Texas Home School Coalition Convention
May 5-7, 2016, Arlington
http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/

Texas School for Deaf/ERCOD – Family Retreat
June 10-12, 2016, Austin
http://www.texasdhhresources.org/ 

Statewide Texas Assistive Technology Conference
June 14-15, 2016, Houston
http://www.texasat.net/ 

Texas Parent to Parent Conference
June 17-18, 2016, San Marcos
http://www.txp2p.org/

Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
July 18-20, 2016, San Marcos
http://www.swced.org/

Texas Home School Coalition Convention
July 21-23, 2016, The Woodlands
http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/ 

Annual Texas Autism Conference
August 4-5, 2016, San Antonio
http://txautism.esc2.net/

AbilitiesExpo
Aug. 5-7, 2016, Houston
http://www.abilities.com/houston/ 

 Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
October 17-18, 2016, Austin
http://www.504idea.org/Council_Of_Educators/Dyslexia.html 

Annual Texas Chargers Retreat
Nov. 4-6, 2016, Navasota
http://www.texaschargers.org/events.html

Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Nov. 14-15, 2016, Austin
http://www.504idea.org/Council_Of_Educators/Section_504.html

Upcoming DatesTBA

Texas Symposium on Deafblindness
http://www.tsbvi.edu/2015-symposium-on-deafblindness 

Texas Association of the Deaf Biennial Conference
http://www.txad.org/ 

Statewide Positive Behavior Supports
http://www.txbehaviorsupport.org/ 

Texas Advocates Conference
http://arctx.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=TXA_homepage

NAMI Texas Conference
http://namitexas.org/conference/

Partners Resource Network – PATH Project
Promoting Healthy Families Conference
http://partnerstx.org/promoting-healthy-families

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
http://www.implanners.com/parents/ 

Texas Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference
http://www.texasbia.org/

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Texas Project FIRST is an activity of the Texas Continuing Improvement Process (TCIP) under the auspices of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Region 9 Education Service Center, and is focused on helping to fulfill the goals of TEA and the Parent Training Committee

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