Special Education Administrative Services
Advancing educational outcomes for all children with disabilities, the NWESD provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services to districts in support of OSPI's State Performance Plan (SPP) for Special Education. Administrative services concentrates on performance indicators and legislative requirements for the individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). Quality focused support services include:
- Training and promoting educational leadership;
- Determining district and building-level needs and providing opportunities for continuous improvement;
- Providing professional development for effective program design and instructional services;
- Communicating legislated requirements, trends, issues, and other relevant information;
- Facilitating community partnerships to improve services to infants, children and youth; and,
- Improving educational outcomes for students identified with special needs.
Consultation, leadership and professional development services are provided in support of infants and toddlers (Part C), as well as children and youth, ages three to twenty-one (Part B), identified with special needs.
The Director of Special Programs and Services, Shirley Cutshall, oversees this division of the program.