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:

Texas Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference
September 19, 2014, Round Rock

Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Assn. of Texas Annual Family Conference
Sept. 26-28, 2014, Wimberly

13th Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Oct. 13-14, 2014, Austin

9th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014, Camp Allen

23rd Annual Texas Autism Conference
Nov. 5-7, 2014, Corpus Christi

NAMI Texas Conference
Nov.7-8, 2014, Galveston

NADD (Dual Diagnosis) Annual Conference & Exhibit Show
Nov. 12-14, 2014, San Antonio

Section 504 Conference
Council for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Nov. 17-18, 2014, Austin

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
Dec. 4-6, 2014, San Marcos

Inclusion Works Conference
Feb. 4-5, 2015, San Marcos

Texas Transition Conference
Feb. 19-20, 2015, Dallas

TAPPestry Conference
Feb. 21, 2015

TxABA Regional Conference
Feb. 26-March 1, 2015, Houston

Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region Annual Conference
Feb. 28, 2015, Dallas

Texas Speech Language & Hearing Assoc. Annual Conference
March 19-21, 2015, San Antonio

Texas Assn. for Education & Rehabilitation of Blind & Visual Impaired (TAER) Annual Conference
March 26-28, 2015, Arlington

Statewide Texas Assistive Technology Conference
June 9-10, 2015, Houston

July 31-Aug. 2, 2015, Houston

2015 Dates TBA

Texas Parent to Parent Conference

Texas School for Deaf/ERCOD – Family Retreat

Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Texas Home School Coalition

Texas Advocates Conference

Statewide Positive Behavior Supports

Texas Association of the Deaf Conference

Statewide Independent Living Conference 

West Texas Disability Resource Conference


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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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