Nationwide, more than 6.5 million infants, toddlers, and youth are eligible for early intervention, special education, and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
WestEd works with educators, policymakers, and service providers to build state and local capacity to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Our staff provide technical assistance to state departments of education and professional development for early intervention and district personnel, conduct rigorous research and program evaluation, and develop resources. To learn more about special education and early intervention at WestEd, please download our brochure.
Achievement for All: Response to Intervention (RTI) Services
Achievement for All is a Response to Intervention (RtI) process that improves achievement for students with disabilities and other students who struggle with learning.
Leadership Academy for Experienced Special Education Administrators
Develop and enhance your leadership skills, leading to positive education outcomes for students with disabilities and their families.
California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network
Early care and education providers across California will learn how to better promote inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs, including challenging behaviors.
School Site Team Collaboration for Inclusive Education
This institute helps schools and districts analyze and strengthen their practices for inclusive education.
Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in the Inclusive Classroom
This workshop will teach you how to successfully differentiate, or personalize, instruction for all diverse learners in your classrooms.