April 29th, 2024

Overview of the Transition & Employment Designee (TED) What is a TED?

The TED is an employee in a district or charter school who is designated as the primary contact for transition and employment services for students with disabilities in special education programs. This role is required by Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.011(b). This employee must be able to provide information and resources about effective transition planning and employment services to school staff, students, parents/guardians, and agency providers. Local education agencies (LEAs), including districts and open-enrollment charter schools, can change this designation, as needed, to make sure that the employee serving in this role has the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for providing information about effective transition services. Throughout this guide when the term “parent or parents” is used, the term includes the definition aligned to 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 300.30. That definition includes biological or adoptive parent, foster parent, guardian, an individual acting in the place of a biological parent with whom the child lives or is legally responsible for the child’s welfare, or a surrogate parent as defined in 34 CFR § 300.519.

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TED Guidelines