Welcome to the Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.


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The Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.  (CESD)

13091 Pond Springs Road, Suite 300,  Austin, Texas  78729

Phone: 512.219.5043    Facsimile (512) 918-3013    


2018 Texas Dyslexia Conference

October 15-16, 2018, with emphasis on Child Find following TEA's Strategic Plan on Special Ed and hopefully a draft dyslexia handbook!

2018 Southwest Section 504 Conference

November 12-13, 2018. With an optional pre-conference for folks new to Section 504 on the afternoon of November 11!

Customized Disability Law Training

If you can't make it to Austin this Fall, have Dave Richards or Jose Martin provide training at your place!

Welcome! We're glad you're here.



What do we do? The primary role of the Council of Educators is to provide public educators with quality training events on disability law issues. Each fall, we hold a conference on Section 504 and a Dyslexia Conference addressing the Texas Dyslexia law. Both of these events are held in Austin, Texas. These are informative and fun conferences, with fabulous general sessions, interesting breakout sessions, lots of time for questions and answers, and a great opportunity to network with other educators. If you can't join us in Austin, we also provide customized training events for individual campuses, school districts or systems, and state departments of education.


What have you been missing? If you have never attended a CESD Conference, you’ve missed a lot. Speakers are chosen from attorneys and practitioners who know their stuff (and can entertain as well as inform). Each speaker is required to prepare written materials that are included in a notebook that each participant takes home. So, even if you don’t see all of the sessions, you have all of the materials. Folks tell us that they utilize the notebook throughout the year to help answer their questions.

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