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SURROGATE PARENT RESOURCES

A surrogate parent may be needed to represent a student with a disability during the special education process as outlined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).  In cases where the child has no parent(s), none can be located, or the child is a ward of the state, a surrogate parent must be appointed to make educational decisions on behalf of the child and to protect the child’s rights in matters relating to identification, evaluation, and placement in special education. 

To serve in this important role, an individual must meet several criteria, one of which is to complete a training that has been identified to meet the minimal standards established by the Texas Education Agency.  You may contact your school district or regional education service center for an in-person presentation or view the online module on this website.   

 

Surrogate & Foster Parent Training Slide Deck (English)  (Revised, March 2018)

Surrogate & Foster Parent Training Slide Deck (Spanish)  (Revised, March 2018)

Surrogate & Foster Parent Online Module  (Revised, March 2018)  

Surrogate Parent Brochure (English)  (Revised, March 2018)

Surrogate Parent Brochure (Spanish)  (Revised, March 2018)

Surrogate Parent Forms (English)  (Revised, March 2018)

Surrogate Parent Forms (Spanish)  (Revised, March 2018)