Collaborators & Partners

OSEP Funding & Partners:

This Center is funded through cooperative agreement #H325B120004 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer: Dawn Ellis.

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The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. OSEP, directly and through its partners and grantees, develops a wide range of research-based products, publications, and resources to assist states, local district personnel, and families to improve results for students with disabilities.
The TA&D Network comprises between 20–40 OSEP centers that provide information and technical assistance to states, schools, educational professionals and families on topics such as autism, deafness, disproportional representation, dispute resolution, learning disabilities, parenting children with special needs, positive behavior support and transition. TACC also coordinates between these centers and other federally funded TA&D centers, national professional organizations and a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Our TA Partners:

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accessible educational materials
For learners with sensory, physical, cognitive, or learning differences and their teachers, accessible educational materials (AEM) may open doors to teaching and learning that ordinary print-based materials have closed.
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We help states and institutions of higher education reform their teacher and leader preparation programs, revise licensure standards to align with reforms, refine personnel evaluation systems, and realign policy structures and professional learning systems.
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The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) will strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes.
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Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Our program also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.
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DaSy works with states to support IDEA early intervention and early childhood special education state programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems.
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The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). The Center values our clients' expertise and for over forty years has provided TA in small groups for clients with similar needs and interests to develop and share strategies and solutions for shared issues.
IDEA Data Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to provide technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA data. In addition, IDC has expert consultants who bring deep knowledge and extensive experience about Part C and Part B data, data systems, policies, programs, and TA.
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The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) assists states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs with a focus on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children birth to five.
WestEd’s National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. NCSI provides states with technical assistance to improve educational results and functional outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.
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The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is established by OSEP to define, develop, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered approach to Technical Assistance that improves the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS framework.
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SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center that builds school capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students through equity-based inclusion.

Our Organizational Partners:

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Movement is a key to optimal living and quality of life for all people that extends beyond health to every person's ability to participate in and contribute to society. This page contains APTA bylaws, positions, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures, as passed by APTA's House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
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This page provides a list of types of AOTA Official Documents including position papers, standards, statements and societal statements. The official documents are approved by the Representative Assembly for the use of the Association and its membership to guide practice.
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ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
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The Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives is member-driven and dedicated to supporting members in the effective implementation and improvement of home visiting programs at the state, territory and Tribal level.
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The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs.
ChildCare Aware
When you become a member of Child Care Aware of America, you help elevate safety and learning standards for the more than 11 million children in America in child care.
Council of Chief State School Officers
CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
Council for Exceptional Children
CEC is the recognized leader in advocacy for special education policy. CEC has a long history of success in impacting policy and legislation in the special education, gifted and talented and general education areas. CEC played a large part in developing the predecessor of today's IDEA, then known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (PL 94-142).
Child Trends is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. For 37 years, decision makers have relied on our rigorous research, unbiased analyses, and clear communications to improve public policies and interventions that serve children and families.
Division for Early Childhood
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
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The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) initiative brings together the best of Early Head Start and child care through layering of funding to provide comprehensive and continuous services to low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. EHS-CCP enhances developmental services and supports for low-income infants and toddlers, and their families, by providing strong relationship-based experiences and preparing them for the transition into Head Start and preschool.
Higher Education Consortium for Special Education
HECSE as an organization supports its members in engaging in dialogue with national leaders in both houses of the Congress of the United States, in federal agencies that oversee research and training programs related to education and human services, and in professional organizations and advocacy groups that focus on topics and issues in special education and disability services.
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The IDEA 619 Consortium ensures that eligible children with disabilities are provided a high quality educational opportunity with age and grade peers without disabilities and which result in positive outcomes for each individual child.
IDEA Infants and Toddlers
We believe that every successful early childhood intervention is the result of a cooperative spirit — the coordination and collaboration of many individuals who share a goal to help infants and toddlers with developmental challenges. This site is all about making the right connections, and here, you will find the core information to assist you… Our mission is carefully structured to support the Early Intervention System for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities of the IDEA Part C.
NAECS-SDE is the national organization for state education agency staff members with major responsibilities in the field of early childhood education, from infancy through the primary grades. The Association promotes high-quality services to young children and their families through improvement of instruction, curriculum, and administration of programs. Members of the Association have an opportunity to share ideas and to work together toward the solution of common problems.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASDSE’s mission is to work with state education agencies to ensure that all children and youth with disabilities receive the educational supports and services they need from birth to be prepared for post-school education, career and independent living choices.
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
NASDTEC is the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. It is the organization that represents professional standards boards and commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories, that are responsible for the preparation, licensure, and discipline of educational personnel.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
NAECS-SDE is the national organization for state education agency staff members with major responsibilities in the field of early childhood education, from infancy through the primary grades. The Association promotes high-quality services to young children and their families through improvement of instruction, curriculum, and administration of programs.
National Head Start Association
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees in the United States.
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NIEER offers research-based advice and technical assistance to advance quality early education. Reports address a variety of topics related to policy, practice and opinion.
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The Teacher Education Division (TED) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including students with disabilities and those identified as gifted.
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The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-based resource for federal and state policymakers and advocates on the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers.

Our Institutes of Higher Education Partners:

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The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute is a not-for-profit organization engaging in activities that enhance and promote healthy child, parent and family functioning.
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The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), strive to foster a stronger society by promoting the well being of ALL children, adults and families and creating more inclusive communities.