Texas Council for Learning Disabilities
A State Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities
COVID-19 Resources for Special Education
We would like to keep you updated on State decisions and policy guidance as we receive them. Please check this site often for the most up to date information provided by TEA.
House Bill (HB 3) 3, a sweeping and historic school finance bill was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. The bill provides more money for Texas classrooms, increases teacher compensation, reduces recapture and cuts local property taxes for Texas taxpayers. HB 3 is one of the most transformative Texas education bills in recent history.
See the HB3 videos to learn more about the changes.
As schools begin re-opening for the new school year, a group of 70 developers and researchers have collaborated to produce a new series of Guides to Education Technologies. The guides present information on government-supported education technology products that are ready now for in-class and remote learning. All the resources are web-based and can be used on either computers, tablets, or personal devices. The resources in the guides include a mix of no-cost products as well as ones that are fee-based.
TEA posting Asynchronous and Synchronous Classes
Highlighting Resources for Teachers and Parents to Enhance the Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 for Children with Disabilities
West Ed has devoted a space to all things COVID-19. Please visit this site frequently as they update the state and federal policies as they occur.
TEA is committed to providing families, students, and schools with high quality supports to enable students with disabilities to achieve the highest outcomes.
43rd International Conference on Learning Disabilities
October 14-15, 2021 Bally's Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
2020 CLD Teacher of the Year
from Houston, TX and Texas CLD Member
Kellian currently Special Education Math and Reading Facilitator who works with teachers who support students in math, and conducts research on improving middle school math for students with disabilities. As a graduate student at the University of Houston, his research focuses on what math teachers know about adapting instruction to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities in their classroom and what special education teachers know about math. Their answers show the gulf between what math teachers need to know to adapt and what special ed teachers know about math - it is no wonder that students with learning disabilities can struggle in math class. He will have plenty of opportunities to improve the outcomes for students with learning disabilities who are taught math in general education classrooms and support their teachers' professional development as he moves forward to the next phase of his educational career.
Not a member of TCLD or know someone who would like to join? It is only an extra $10 on top of your regular CLD dues!
Online: Click here to join both National and Texas
...or you can mail your check payable to TCLD and send to
Kristi L. Santi, Ph.D., Treasurer, 3657 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77204-5023
Announcements: Chapter, Organization, and Legislative
This section highlights the Texas Chapter Members and includes events and awards related to our members.
Texas Chapter Member Benefits
Upcoming Webinars and Grants
The Texas Council for Learning Disabilities has recently added webinars, at no additional cost, to Texas paid members. Be sure to add our email to your list of accepted emails to learn more about the webinars in the coming weeks.
The Texas Chapter will also be highlighting research by practitioners.
Presented by Dr. Michael Kennedy
First in a series of Webinars brought to you as a service of the Texas Chapter for CLD
Check back each month for a new research and practitioner highlight!
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across their life span. CLD accomplished this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with learning disabilities. In addition, CLD foster (a) collaboration among professionals; (b) development leaders in the field; and (c) advocacy for policies that support individuals with learning disabilities at local, state, and national levels.
All individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning are empowered to achieve their potential academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. CLD strives to provide resources, practices, and interventions to individuals with learning disabilities and to disseminate information to educators, scholars and practitioners in the field of special and general education.
Meet your Executive Board!
Revised February 2016; Approved May 15, 2016