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Information for Families

The links below are for ECSE educators to share with families who are learning about disability and disability resources.



Navigate Life Texas
Navigate Life Texas has resources and support for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Families can learn more about specific disabilities and what to do after getting a diagnosis.


Parent Companion
Parent Companion was written by parents to provide support and information to Texas families of children from birth through 5 years of age who have diagnosed or suspected disabilities. Families can find information on developmental milestones, agencies that assist families, and what to do after getting a diagnosis.


Partners Resource Network
Partners Resource Network operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers that provide resources on issues pertinent to parents such as understanding their child’s disability, understanding their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, and how to obtain services.


Sibling Leadership Network
The Sibling Leadership Network provides siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters. Siblings can connect with other siblings and learn about topics such as supported decision-making and future planning.


SPEDTex: Parent Resources
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources to support the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in Texas. Parents can explore the resources on this link to discover ways they can get support and be involved in their child’s education. 


Texas Education Agency: Early Childhood Education Family Resources
This link leads to the Texas Education Agency’s resource page for parents of students in early childhood programs. You can share the information and resources found on this website with your students’ families.


Texas Family to Family Network: Parent Resources
Family to Family Network provides families with information on special education, referrals to community resources, and trainings on disability topics. This link takes you to the “Parent Resources” page, where educators can obtain information about disabilities, IEP support, medical and community support, and more for their students’ families.


Texas Parent to Parent
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) uses a parent-to-parent peer model to provide support, information, and education to families and educators. The website has information about their resources and trainings.