Parent Resources

Special Education Department
6001 Gulf Freeway, Building E
Houston, Texas 77023

Director of Special Programs
Caroline Laifang
Tel.: (713) 929-2356


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
Live Chat:

Navigate Life Texas
Resources and support for families of kids with disabilities and special healthcare needs: Navigate Life Texas webpage

The Right to Make Choices
A supported decision-making tool kit for people with disabilities and their supporters:
The Right to Make Choices Toolkit

This resource was developed by Disability Rights Texas - a federally mandated legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.

Who Can Use this Took Kit?

A range of people may be involved in supporting a person with a disability to make his or her own decisions and develop his or her knowledge, skills and confidence to make decisions. This toolkit is designed to help:

  • A person with a disability who wants support to make decisions
  • A supporter who provides decision-making support to a person with a disability
  • Family members who want to better understand supported decision-making and other alternatives to guardianship
  • Legal and educational professionals and service providers

Helpful Resources for Students with Autism
CDC Autism Resource Web Page
Autism Parenting Magazine
THE Arc -Autism Now
Home Modifications for kids with Sensory Concerns

Texas Driving with Disability
Driving with Disability

Transition and Employment Guide
English   |   Spanish

Compensatory Services

Significant Disproportionality

IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504

Talking Book Program