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

 

Response to Intervention Dialogue Guides: Foundational

The materials are based on the information in the online module developed by the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University. View the full module.
Dialogue guides are written for general audiences that includes many different stakeholders. Listed alphabetically under each guide, you will also find specific dialogue starters for local administrators, family, practitioners (teachers and related service providers), policymakers, and higher education. Use the documents above to create your customized set of materials to ground your dialogue around the implementation of IDEA 2004.

Before you begin, review the Facilitator's Handbook, then choose the topic and the appropriate dialogue guide starters for your audience.