Special Education

WestEd helps education and human service agencies build state and local capacity to improve developmental and academic outcomes for children and young adults with disabilities.

We also provide technical assistance to state agencies and professional development to early intervention and district personnel, conduct research and program evaluations, and develop evidence-based resources.

WestEd promotes capacity for quality inclusive practices in our work with state agencies, early childhood and intervention programs, and schools to support children and young adults with and at risk for disabilities and their families.

The Center for Prevention & Early Intervention developed and manages California Early Start’s system of personnel development to build professional capacity to serve young children with disabilities and their families.

The National Center for Systemic Improvement works with states to help them transform their systems to improve outcomes for children — from infants to youth — with disabilities

The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting, another WestEd key initiative, helps state education agencies on their federal special education fiscal data collection and reporting obligations.