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:

Statewide Conferences:

Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Oct. 19-20, 2015, Austin 

NAMI Texas Conference
Oct. 23-24, 2015, Dallas

 9th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat
Nov. 6-8, 2015, Camp Allen

Partners Resource Network
Promoting Healthy Families Conference Series
Nov. 7, 2015, Lubbock

Section 504 Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Nov. 9-10, 2015, Austin

Partners Resource Network
Promoting Healthy Families Conference Series
Dec. 5, 2015, Fort Worth

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
Dec. 10-12, 2015, Arlington 

Texas Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference
Dec. 11, 2015, Austin

Inclusion Works Conference
Feb. 7-9, 2016, Houston

Texas Transition Conference
Feb. 18-19, 2016, Dallas 

TAPPestry Conference
Feb. 20, 2016 

Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region Annual Conference
Feb. 27, 2016, Houston

Texas Speech Language & Hearing Assoc. Annual Conference
March 10-12, 2016, Fort Worth

Texas Assn. for Education & Rehabilitation of Blind & Visual Impaired (TAER) Annual Conference 
March 30-April 2, 2016, Houston

TxABA Regional Conference
March 3-6, 2016, Fort Worth

Statewide Texas Assistive Technology Conference
June 14-15, 2016, Houston 

Aug. 5-7, 2016, Houston 

Upcoming DatesTBA

Annual Texas Autism Conference 

Texas Symposium on Deafblindness 

Statewide Independent Living Conference 

Texas Association of the Deaf Biennial Conference 

 Texas Parent to Parent Conference 

Texas School for Deaf/ERCOD – Family Retreat 

Statewide Positive Behavior Supports 

Texas Home School Coalition Convention 

Texas Advocates Conference

Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 


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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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