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"Disability," Congress said, "is a natural part of the human experience." Whether it is physical, intellectual, or sensory; whether it manifests as dyslexia or ADHD or in other areas of learning; whether it is behavioral or mental health or emotional, disability is a natural part of the human experience and "in no way diminishes the rights of individuals to participate in or contribute to society."

We are united in our support of this vision. We are united in our work for policies, legislation, education, and research-based practices that implement this vision. We can break the cycle, replace conflict with collaboration, and build bridges instead of walls that put students at the center of good policies and best practices to prepare them for their futures.

BUT NOT WITHOUT YOUR HELP!

Read on to learn about our projects and join our movement. We need your energy, expertise, and input!

TxSER[PROJECTS]

Through collaboration with disabilitiy, education, and youth sevice organizations, and by ensuring the diverse input of Texas families, students, educators, and advocates, TxSER's goal is to create a powerful, student-centered coalition focused on solving problems to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in Texas.

TxSER is leaning forward to reform Texas Special Education through unified, informed, and active stakeholder engagement with lawmakers, policy makers, and education leaders. Already, we have -

  • Participated in legislative advocacy and testimony

  • Provided ESSA input to the Texas Education Agency (Jana - we will need to publish that input in a blog entry so be prepared for a hotline/I’ll write that later.)

  • Secured a place at the table to provide Special Education input to the State Board of Education Long-Range Planning Committee.

  • Teamed with Disability Rights Texas to provide bilingual Special Education Guidance for Harvey-Affected Families, which TEA picked up and utilized. (Jana - this will also be a blog entry.)

  • Established an opportunity to provide input to the Governor’s Committee on Disabilities to provide special education reform recommendations to improve opportunities for Texans with disabilities to participate in the workforce.

We intend to continue to seek out, secure, and participate in opportunities to amplify the critical stakeholder input of parents and educators to achieve our vision of a state in which all individuals with disabilities are identified and receive an education that maximizes their future potential for post-secondary education, employment, community participation, and independent living.

We hope you’ll join us.

TxSERALIGNED

JOIN TxSERALIGNED

BECOME A TXSERALLY


Our allies are organizations that share our vision. We welcome disability, professional, and local organizations who are committed to the educational civil rights of Texas children with disabilities. We will work with our allies in -

  • Establishing a unified voice in our state that champions the educational civil rights of children with disabilities;

  • Building awareness and credibility for increased leverage; and

  • Promoting issues, events and legislation important to both organizations.



OUR ALLIES

We are proud to be aligned with our current allies. You can read about their amazing advocacy by clicking on each logo below.
Join TxSERALIGNED to add your organization to our distinguished list!


Add your organization to our distinguished list of allies.
Join TxSERALIGNED. Become a TxSERALLY.

WE NEED YOUR ENERGY, EXPERTISE, AND INPUT!

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Our infographic illustrates some of the benefits of becoming a TxSER Ally.
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MORE[PROJECTS]
COMING SOON!

TxSERCONNECTED is targeted to educators, military families, and leaders in minority and faith communities.

TxSERCONNECTED is blah blah blah

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We envision a state in which all individuals with disabilities are identified, and receive an education that maximizes their future potential for post-secondary education, employment, community participation, and independent living.

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