Beginning on November 1, 2021, the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program expanded eligibility to include all students served by special education who attend a Texas public school. Funding for the expanded criteria will begin in January 2022. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) encourages parents of eligible students to apply now, but TEA also wants parents to know that new applicants may not receive an award notice until January 2022.
SSES gives a $1,500 one-time online grant to parents of eligible students served by special
education who are enrolled in a Texas public school. Families can use this money to purchase
educational goods and services from the SSEC Marketplace for their student that include books, a lap top, a tablet, and services such as tutoring and therapy.
Visit the SSES Homepage to apply and for additional program information.
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SpedTex, a call center and much more...
SpedTex is a TEA funded project run through Education Service Center 10 in Richardson, TX. SpedTex provides special education information to parents, families, and anyone else that contacts them. Individuals can reach out by phone, email, or live chat through the SpedTex.org website. In addition to assisting parents, families, and other stakeholders with questions, SpedTex has several informative resources available to the public. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year there will be even more resources made available through the SpedTex project. Watch for future issues of this newsletter to receive updates regarding SpedTex.