Helpful Links

Texas Project First was 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 Legal Framework is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. It empowers those who use it to be able to provide to every child the benefits of a free appropriate public education. The Legal Framework includes an A-Z index, frameworks, a glossary of special education terms and acronyms, links to statutes, citations, websites, guidance and resources. Multiple features are translated into Spanish; however, legal citations reflect English only.

TEA Regional Map | TEA special education website
IDEA 2012 Parent Manual | Visual Impairment
Deafblindness | Expanded Core Curriculum
Educating Students with Visual Impairments
in Texas special education website
 (PDF document)
CVI strategies | Perkins Webcasts
Accredited Schools Online

Texas Parent to Parent | Family to Family Network
DARS-DBS Children’s Program | DARS-DBS Transition Program
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
White Cane Day

Lighthouse International | Dallas Lighthouselighthouse image
El Paso Lighthouse | Fort Worth Lighthouse
Houston Lighthouse | West Texas Lighthouse
Wichita Falls Lighthouse

General Childhood Eye Diseases & Conditions
Children’s Vision | WebMD Eye Health Center

Low Vision
National Eye Institute Low Vision | Low Vision Centers

Specific Eye Conditions
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)
International Anopthalmia and Micropthalmia
The Micro & Anopthalmia Children’s SocietyAMDF
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) | ONH Consulting
Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
& Related Diseases (ROPARD)

Achromotopsia | Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
Retinitis Pigmentosa | American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Medicaid Waiver Programs
Booklet | Video
Texas Department of Aging & Disability (DADS)

Support Groups for Families in TexasTxChargers
TX VI Family List – Topica (group loosely moderated by TSBVI Outreach)
Deaf-blind Multi-handicapped Association of Texas (DBMAT)
TX Chargers | Texas Parents of Blind Children (TPOBC)

Texas Blindness and VI Organizations
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Division of Blind Services (DARS DBS)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) Outreach Department
Alliance of/for Visually Impaired Texans (AVIT)
All Blind Children of Texas
American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACB-TX)
nfb_logoNFB of Texas | Texas Association of Blind Students (TABS)
National Organization for Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)

National Organizations and Agencies
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Perkins School for the Blind | PerKids e-news
Wonder Baby | Hadley School for the Blind
The Blind Children’s Center

Blind Adult Consumer Groups
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)