Welcome to IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

Partner Spotlight: National Behavioral Health Community of Practice.

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Youth Lens Project Gives Voice to the Impact of Stigma
Youth across the nation and their adult allies have developed an activity to engage others in sharing their insights about stigma and isolation.

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  • Compliance and results drive new special education efforts. +

    In June, 2014 the Office of Special Education Programs released its new approach to improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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  • Partnership launches Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement +

    The IDEA Partners have identified one of the biggest barriers to deep collaboration...everybody thinks they are already doing it!

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  • Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) provides a comprehensive design for school behavioral health +

    The Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) and the IDEA Partnership have collaborated on the development of a framework for working across education and mental health for better student outcomes.

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  • Stakeholders develop free resource on competitive intergrated employment +

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Dialogue Guides

Engage and listen >>

DG Handbook


Explore issues together >>



Partnership Way

Build engagement >>

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 Learn and act together >>

CoP Guidebook

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