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211 Texas
https://www.211texas.org/211

A program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in each community.  Dial 211 from your phone or search for help on the 211 website.

 

 

Barbara Jordan Endeavors
http://www.barbarajordanambassadors.org/index.html

Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corporation is an all-volunteer organization that provides scholarships and services for students with emotional, mental, and physical disabilities.  It encourages, empowers and equips them to become self-sufficient, discover their maximum potential and achieve their academic goals.

 

 

HEATH Resource Center
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/

HEATH Resource Center, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is a web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities. The HEATH Resource Center gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials.

 

 

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
http://ies.ed.gov/

IES is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education.  The work of the Institute is carried out through our four Centers: the National Center for Education Research, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, and the National Center for Special Education Research.

 

 

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
http://www.ncset.org/

Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.  Includes information and resources on secondary education, transition services, post-secondary education, employment, service agencies, and other areas, national and state organizations that support youth with disabilities, state and local program networks for improvement of secondary education and transition services.

 

 

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
http://www.ncset.org/

Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.  Includes information and resources on secondary education, transition services, post-secondary education, employment, service agencies, and other areas, national and state organizations that support youth with disabilities, state and local program networks for improvement of secondary education and transition services.

 

 

National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC)
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/

Serves as a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations so these students receive the quality education and services necessary to succeed academically and graduate from high school.

 

 

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD)
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/

NDPC-SD provides evidence-based technical assistance to help states build and implement sustainable programs and best practices that will yield positive results in dropout prevention, reentry, and school completion for students with disabilities.

 

 

National Post-school Outcomes Center (NPSO)
http://psocenter.org/

National technical assistance center for Indicator 14 of the State Performance Plans.  The NPSO helps state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities.

 

National Post-school Outcomes Center (NPSO)
http://psocenter.org/

National technical assistance center for Indicator 14 of the State Performance Plans.  The NPSO helps state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities.

 

 

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center  (NSTTAC)
http://www.nsttac.org/

National technical assistance center for Indicator 13 and summary of performance.  Includes resources related to transition legal requirements, evidence-based practices, and lesson plans.  NSTTAC helps states build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities and disseminate information and provide technical assistance on scientifically-based research practices with an emphasis on building and sustaining state-level infrastructures of support and district-level demonstrations of effective transition methods for youth with disabilities.

Join the NSTTAC Listserv – The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has requested that more Texans join its listserv. The NSTTAC Listserv sends out once weekly notices of upcoming events and new resources. If you want to be a part of this listserv, send a message to NSTTAC at nsttacmail@uncc.edu or contact Florence Parkhill at fgparkhi@uncc.edu.

 

 

Partners Resource Network
http://www.partnerstx.org/

Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI's funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The PTI Projects are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM. The Texas PTIs provide training, education, information, referral, emotional support, and individual assistance in obtaining appropriate services. 

 

 

Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN)
http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/gandctools.cfm?&pass_dis=1

The PCRN is a resource and information forum of the USDE Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE).  The website provides information on current CTE legislation, grants, and accountability data, as well as resources for developing and implementing rigorous, state-of-the-art career and technical education programs.

 

 

The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (LSI)
http://www.lsi.ku.edu/

One of the largest and most highly regarded human development and disabilities research centers in the country that studies human development from its genetic origins through the final stages of life.

 

Southeast Regional Resource Center
http://www.rrcprogram.org/content/blogsection/8/54/  

The Southeast Regional Resource Center is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The RRCs assist states in carrying out activities that support programs for special education and related services for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families. SERRC serves the following areas: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

 

 

Special Education Resources on the Internet
http://seriweb.com/

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

 

 

Texas Association of Vocational Adjustment Coordinators (TAVAC)
www.tavac.org

TAVAC is a professional organization for VACs, transition specialists, job coaches, vocational counselors, and other professionals working directly with students receiving students with disabilities to prepare them for post-school outcomes involving employment, post-secondary education, adult services, independent living, and community participation.

 

 

Texas Parent to Parent
www.txp2p.org

Texas Parent to Parent provides support and information for families of children with disabilities, chronic illness and other health care needs. 

 

 

Texas Project First
http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/index.html

Created by parents, for parents, this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

 

 

The ARC
http://www.thearcoftexas.org/

Founded in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The ARC provides services, resources and information for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

 

What Works Clearinghouse
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.