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Special Education Resources

DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative

The DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative (DLSEC) is an interlocal agreement providing special education services to nine member districts.  Yoakum ISD serves as the fiscal agent for the DLSEC.  

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

Information on statewide services and programs that assist in the transition to life outside of the public school system, available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. 

SB 139 Notice to Families

Notice of updates in Special Education in English and Spanish.

IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504

The Texas Education Agency provides families with information regarding IDEA, Dyslexia, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Section 504 in English and Spanish.

Resources on Special Education in Texas

Compensatory Services

Information on Compensatory Services from the Texas Education Agency in English and Spanish

Dyslexia Handbook

The Dyslexia Handbook and important changes in the most recent update.

 Special Education Information Center

Special Education Information Center

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.

Contact information

Phone: 1-855-773-3839
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Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), you and your child have legal protections during the evaluation and individualized education program (IEP) process. These protections are called Procedural Safeguards

Guide to ARD Meetings

This guide is designed to give you, as a parent of a child who is or may be eligible for special education services, a better understanding of the special education process and of your procedural rights and responsibilities so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision making process regarding your child's education. SPEDTex makes this resource available in 24 different languages.

Overview of Special Education for Parents

A description of the services provided and the identification process from the Texas Education Agency.