Region 18 Education Service Center Legal Framework
Region 10 SPEDTex
The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides information to questions about special education to all stakeholders in Texas, including educators. The purpose of SPEDTex is to provide technical assistance in a user-friendly manner, be culturally responsive and accessible. SPEDTex provides statewide leadership in this role. As a district-level or campus-level administrator, SPEDTex is a useful source of information and clarification for all areas related to special education, including transition services. SPEDTex can be reached using their website by email, live chat, or by calling.
Transition in Texas
The Transition in Texas website is a project of the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency. The network is comprised of representatives from each of the 20 Education Service Centers in Texas. The website is designed to provide information for all stakeholders, including educators.
Transition and Employment Guide (English and Spanish)
The link below provides information and guidance to stakeholders in Texas, including administrators. It was the result of a bill passed by the Texas Legislature and is updated on a continuous basis.
National Guidance on Transition Services
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. (May 2017). Transition Guide: To postsecondary education and employment for students and youth with disabilities. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/transition/products/postsecondary-transition-guide-may-2017.pdf
Wrightslaw is an online site used by educators, parents, individuals and advocated to obtain information on areas of special education, including transition services. The site below contains information related to transition services.
Bateman, D.F. & Bateman, C.F. (2014). A Principal’s Guide to Special Education. (3rd ed). Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.
- This book is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)