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You may come across TETNs on some of the Texas Education Agency  website pages you visit.  These are called: Texas Education Teleconference Network trainings ( TETNs).  You may have to contact your local education service center to participate in these trainings.


In addition, many of the statewide leadership functions have developed FREE online training modules that are available to parents.  Here is a listing of some of those trainings. (Please note: some of the links take you to the statewide leadership service center rather than to a specific training.):


Assessment Resources - Presentations, Conferences, and TETNs


Assistive Technology  (AT) - Texas Assistive Technology Network (ESC4):

  • Modules on AT Consideration, Legal, Administration, Evaluation, Implementation, Reading and Writing, Transition
  • Blogs, Webcasts, and other AT resources


Autism  - Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (ESC 13)

  • Autism 101
  • Asperger Syndrome 101
  • Autism for the General Ed. Teacher
  • Classroom Organization
  • Navigating the Social Maze
  • Communication
  • Solving the Behavior Puzzle
  • Futures Planning



  • Texas Behavior Support Initiative (ESC 4) - Training resources on Interventions, Restraint and Time-Out
  • TBSI Behavior Resources – Classwide PBIS training materials, Multitiered Systems of Support, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Interventions and Discipline
  • Region 4 ESC Professional Development - Register Online and search for Positive Behavior Support or by topic


Blind & Visually Impaired


Career and Technology - Special Populations Training & Resource Center by AgriLIFE Extenstion at Texas A&M – videos

Deaf & Hard of Hearing


Deaf Blind Outreach  - Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired


Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia - ESC 10


Facilitating IEPs  - ESC 13


Low Incidence Disabilities - ESC 3


Math  - Texas: Algebra Ready (TXAR)


Multicultural & Diverse Learners - ESC 1




Reading - Vaughn Gross Center for Reading & Language Arts


Social Emotional Wellness In Schools  - Video


Standards Based Individual Education Programs  (IEPs) - Progress in the General Curriculum (ESC 20)


Surrogate Parent Training  - ESC 9


Transition  - Transition in Texas (ESC 11)


Universal Design - ESC 4


ESC 20 has a variety of videos online for viewing:

  • Advocating for your Child
  • Executive Functioning
  • Preventing Conflict in Special Education
  • Strengthening our Relationships when Our Children have Disabilities
  • Feeling Better When We Feel Bad
  • Apoyando a su Hijo – La Prevención de Conflictos en Educación Especial
  • Fortaleciendo Relaciones
  • Sintiéndonos Mejor Cuando Nos Sentimos Mal


ESC 13  has a variety of videos online for viewing (Click on  Region XIII TV ):

  • Curriculum - Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies ideas on how to teach
  • Special Education - PLAAFP, Classroom demos
  • Accountability - Assessment choice
  • Special Programs – PBIS, ELL, Dyslexia, Early Childhood
  • FIEP – A Facilitated IEP Meeting  - Model FIEP Video
  • Transition Videos for Families - Topics include Behavior, Collaborative Teaming, Family Consortium, Relationship Talks, SSI/Medicaid Eligibility, Medicaid Waivers, Personal Network, Futures Planning, Guardianship, and Everyone Must Work.


Using Effective Communication Skills  (for parents and professionals participating in Facilitated IEP Meetings) - Open-ended Questions, Using Neutral Language, Problem Solving



Additional Education Online Training Modules:


Americans with Disabilities Act - Independent Living Research Utilization  (ILRU) – Webinars, Teleconferences, and Online Learning


CADRE, The National Center on Dispute Resolution


Center for Parent Information and Resources - Building the Legacy: A Training Curriculum on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Center for Disease Control and Prevention - “Learn the Signs. Act Early


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - Social & Emotional Learning


Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - Partners In Policymaking Training Modules  (Disability History, Education, Making Your Case, Employment, Life)


National Center on Accessible Educational Materials - Accessible Educational Materials Tutorials

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

  • Transition Assessment Toolkit
  • Powerpoints & Examples of Transition Planning for Students with Significant Disabilities
  • Writing Post Secondary Goals Video
  • Completing a Summary of Performance Video & Webinars
  • Customized Employment Teleconference
  • Lesson Plan Library


OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support:


OSEP - IDEAS That Work  Online Academy  at Univ. of Kansas

  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Reading Instruction
  • Technology in Education


The Institute for Child Health Policy at the Univ. of FL - Health Care Transitions


Transition Coalition  - University of Kansas

  • Online Training Modules on Self Determination, Transition Assessment, etc.
  • Podcasts on Customized Employment
  • Presentations on a variety of topics


US Dept. of Education - Response to Intervention


UT Texas Center for Disability Studies and Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities - Medicaid Waiver 101  (video)