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:

NADD (Dual Diagnosis) Annual Conference & Exhibit Show
Nov. 12-14, 2014, San Antonio
http://thenadd.org/ 

Section 504 Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Nov. 17-18, 2014, Austin
http://www.504idea.org/Council_Of_Educators/Section_504.html 

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
Dec. 4-6, 2014, San Marcos
http://www.implanners.com/parents/ 

Inclusion Works Conference
Feb. 4-5, 2015, San Marcos
http://www.thearcoftexas.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_inclusion_conference 

Texas Transition Conference
Feb. 19-20, 2015, Dallas
http://ttc.tamu.edu/ 

TAPPestry Conference
Feb. 21, 2015, San Antonio
http://www.esc20.net/default.aspx?name=ci_se.TAPPestry 

TxABA Regional Conference
Feb. 26-March 1, 2015, Houston
http://www.txaba.org/conference/conference2015.php 

Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region Annual Conference
Feb. 28, 2015, Dallas
http://www.adda-sr.org/ 

Statewide Independent Living Conference
March 1-3, 2015, Austin
http://txsilc.org/ 

Texas Speech Language & Hearing Assoc. Annual Conference
March 19-21, 2015, San Antonio
http://www.txsha.org/ 

Texas Assn. for Education & Rehabilitation of Blind & Visual Impaired (TAER) Annual Conference
March 26-28, 2015, Arlington
http://www.txaer.org/conferences.html

Texas Association of the Deaf Biennial Conference
April 9-12, 2015, Frentress
http://www.txad.org/#!untitled/c24ln

Texas Home School Coalition Convention
May 7-9, 2015, Arlington
http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/

 Texas Parent to Parent Conference
June 12-13, 2015, San Marcos
http://www.txp2p.org/ 

Statewide Texas Assistive Technology Conference
June 9-10, 2015, Houston
http://www.texasat.net/ 

Texas School for Deaf/ERCOD – Family Retreat
June 12-14, 2015
http://www.texasdhhresources.org/ 

Statewide Positive Behavior Supports
June 24-25, 2015, Houston
http://www.txbehaviorsupport.org/

Texas Home School Coalition Convention
July 23-25, 2015, The Woodlands
http://www.thsc.org/events/texas-home-school-conventions/

AbilitiesExpo
July 31-Aug. 2, 2015, Houston
http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/houston/ 

9th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat
Nov. 6-8, 2015, Camp Allen
http://www.texaschargers.org/events.html

2015 Dates TBA

Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://www.swced.org/ 

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

West Texas Disability Resource Conference
http://www.txdisabilities.org/

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

Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Assn. of Texas Annual Family Conference
http://www.dbmat-tx.org/index.php 

Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
http://www.504idea.org/Council_Of_Educators/Dyslexia.html 

Annual Texas Autism Conference
http://txautism.esc2.net/ 

NAMI Texas Conference
http://www.namitexas.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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