Statewide leadership in addressing identified areas of need in special education services is provided through eleven functions and five projects directed by various ESCs. Their primary responsibility is to provide leadership, training, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information throughout the state. The ESCs coordinating these statewide leadership functions and projects are responsible for the implementation of many of the state’s continuous improvement activities.
Though both functions and projects provide statewide leadership, ESC function leads establish and coordinate a 20-region network. This ensures ongoing communication among ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes and planning, as well as implementing and evaluating statewide activities. Project leadership focuses on a specific activity.
Low Incidence Disabilities in Special Education:
Region III ESC has the responsibility to provide leadership to the Texas statewide group of Low Incidence and Deafblind network members and build their capacity to meet the identified areas of need of students with a severe cognitive disability, medically fragile, or deafblind.
This website is designed to provide information for the network members as well as serve as first point of contact for school staff and families of low incidence disabilities.