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

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Community of Practice

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CoP Guidebook

Partnership Way

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Leading by Conveing

Ideas to Come Together Across Agencies

  • Reach out to our colleagues in education, health, mental health and children services. Use the materials to hold a cross-stakeholder capacity building session.
  • Convene cross –role groups to hold dialogue about the Needs of the Field using the Activity Guide that is provided.
  • Create your own Needs of the Field document with all the roles and agencies participating. Adapt the Activity Guide by using a document of your own creation
  • Register for a webinar repeated throughout April for virtual mentoring on the use of these materials by the IDEA Partners and the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).

 

 

 

 

Ideas for Schools and Communities

  • Convene a group that includes the principal, psychologist or counselor, teachers, speech and occupational therapists and families. Think about ways to use the materials that fit your unique needs.
  • Send the link to your staff and ask for ways to use the material in your school community.
  • Create opportunities and invite groups to explore the ‘ready to use’ workshop materials during Autism Awareness Month.
  • Create parent/teacher teams to facilitate the ‘ready to use’ workshops.
  • Convene groups to hold a dialogue about the Needs of the Field using the Activity Guide that is provided.
  • Invite the district administrative team to learn more about ASD by exploring the materials together.
  • Share the materials with your local universities for use in teacher training.
  • Register for a webinar repeated throughout April for virtual mentoring on the use of these materials by the IDEA Partners and the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).

 

• Review the materials with your state leadership. Think about ways to use the materials that fit your unique needs.
• Distribute the materials in your next newsletter
• Ask your members to review and plan to use the materials during April
• Think about ways to use the materials throughout year in your communications and your conference.
• Reach out to the IDEA Partnership for ideas and help.
• Use the Needs of the Field activity with your Board to focus on your member needs around ASD.
• Conduct a Needs of the Field activity at your next regional or state meeting.
Register for a webinars throughout April for virtual mentoring on the use of these materials by the IDEA Partners and the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).