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TEA Supplemental Special Education Services SSES

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is providing online accounts of $1,500 to parents of eligible students with significant and complex disabilities who have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.

Approximately 18,000 accounts across the state of Texas are available. The online accounts are set up in a digital marketplace in which families can shop for goods or services using the $1,500 in their digital wallets to supplement and bolster services a child is already receiving in school.  Students who qualify are K-12 students with significant and complex disabilities who need help accessing the general curriculum and who are STAAR Alt II eligible in 3rd to 12th grade. A priority will be given to families who meet low-income criteria.  Also, families with multiple eligible students qualify for this credit for each student.  TEA has already started accepting parent applications for this service. 

Additional information can be found in the documents below:

Overview of Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) 

How to Apply for the TEA SSES

How to Purchase Goods and Services for Your Child, Once Approved for SSES

What Documents are Needed and How to Upload Them