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.

Compliance and results drive new special education efforts.

rdaIn 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!

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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Dialogue Guides

DG Handbook

Community of Practice

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CoP Guidebook

Partnership Way

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Leading by Conveing

Dialogue Guides for the SISP Collection


Source Document:
Topic Brief:  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines related services. PACER Center, Inc. 8161 Normandale Blvd.,
Minneapolis, MN.  Available at: http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/php-c181.pdf
Dialogue Starter: FAPE: Facts-on-Hand: Related Services

 

Source Document:
Topic Brief:  Personnel Issues in School-Based Physical Therapy: Supply and Demand, Professional Preparation, Certification and Licensure (April 2003). Prepared for the Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education  (COPSSE) by Mary Jane K. Rapport, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, JFK Partners (COPDDE Document No. IB-2).  p.7.  Available at:  http://copsse.education.ufl.edu/docs/IB-2/1/IB-2.pdf
Dialogue Starter: Service Delivery Models

 

Source Document:

Topic Brief: Guatemalan ‘Oliver Twist’ Thrives Academically in Virginia. Chandler, Michael Alison, Washington Post, Monday, September 20, 2010
Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/19/AR2010091904690.html
Dialogue Starter: Guatemalan ‘Oliver Twist’ Thrives Academically in Virginia

 

Source Document:

Topic Brief: State-Level Efforts to Recruit and Retain Qualified Special Education Personnel Including Related Service Providers. pp 3&4. (2010). Muller, Eve.In Forum: Brief Policy Analysis. National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
Available at:  http://nasdse.org/DesktopModules/DNNspot-Store/ProductFiles/77_79655485-81f4-4622-b26f-4ef46597a82a.pdf
Dialogue Starter: Recruitment and Retention of Related Service Providers

Source Document:

Topic Brief: An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Special Education Personnel: What School Districts Should Know. (February 2004). Special Education Workforce Watch, Insights from Research. Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education.
Available at - http://copsse.education.ufl.edu/copsse/docs/PB-21/1/PB-21.pdf

Abstract:
Summary: An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Special Education Personnel: What School Districts Should Know.

Available at: http://ideapartnership.org/media/documents/SISP-Collection/sisp-dg_brief-workforce-watch.pdf
Dialogue Starter: An Insufficient Supply and a Growing Demand for Qualified Special Education Personnel: What School Districts Should Know


Dialogue Guides

Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders. Each Guide contains one topical document that all who come to the table access in order to start with the same knowledge base; and a set of reaction and application questions for a facilitator to support the assembled group to build areas of agreement and develop action-plan(s).

To gain a better understanding of the facilitator’s roles and responsibilities in conducting dialogue, we invite you to read and download the Dialogue Guide Facilitator Handbook.

 

Tools to assess knowledge and level of agreement

This document provides the unifying beliefs that address our collective approach to this issue. You may want to share these among the groups with whom you work to build a common sense of purpose.

These documents provide the shared agreements across stakeholders groups about Secondary Transition that address the technical side of Secondary Transition. They are the foundation for our collaborative efforts on implementation on Secondary Transition. You may want to share these among the groups with whom you work to identify your shared agreements.

This tool provides a summary of the insights across stakeholder groups about Secondary Transition. You may consider using this document to begin your discussions and assess the degree to which your stakeholders agree with these insights.

Tools to build common knowledge and understanding

  • PowerPoint & Presenter Guides

The PowerPoint presentations and accompanying Presenter Guides provide coaching to deliver the PowerPoint as a presentation or workshop.

Tools to engage deeply in the conversation and work

The fact sheet outlines the ready to use resources available on this site around Secondary Transition. By printing the fact sheet you can create interest in bringing people together around the issue.

This document provides four simple questions to help you begin working together.

Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders. Each Guide contains one topical document that all who come to the table  access in order to start with the same knowledge base; and a set of reaction and application questions for a facilitator to support the assembled group to build areas of agreement and develop action-plan(s).  Dialogue Facilitator's Handbook

Your Voice

Your experiences help the Partnership and our readers understand issues and perspectives.

Please take a minute to share:

    • Your Secondary Transition initiative and the strategies involved
    • What strategies are working and reasons for success
    • What problems (barriers) you have encountered and how they were solved
    • How you promote Secondary Transition initiative across groups and organizations.

To help us understand how the Partnership collection is useful, please take a minute to share:

    • How you used the collection
    • Your reactions to the collection
    • Your ideas for improving the collection