Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Program
TEA has launched the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program, which allows families to apply for a $1,500 which can be used in the SSES marketplace to help mitigate the setbacks of school disruptions experienced by students with complex or significant cognitive disabilities due to COVID-19. The $1500 will be held in an online account with access to a marketplace which allows families to purchase additive services (speech, academic tutoring, occupational therapy, counseling etc), materials, and technology to support their eligible student(s). These services do not reduce or eliminate the responsibilities of schools to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to these students.
We encourage eligible families of K-12 students who have been identified with complex disabilities or significant cognitive disabilities to review eligibility requirements and complete the online application through a secure portal. Following the submission of an application, eligible families will receive an email to create their SSES marketplace account through ClassWallet which will give them access to funding per eligible student.