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Area of Work

Special Education

WestEd provides technical assistance and consulting, and conducts research and evaluation studies, to help state education and human services agencies and local education agencies build capacity to improve developmental and academic outcomes for young people with disabilities.

Our signature initiative, the National Center for Systemic Improvement, supports districts and states in transforming their systems to improve developmental and academic outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.  

Services to Help You

California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation Network: Supporting Early Learning Programs Serving Children with Disabilities, Challenging Behaviors, and Other Special Needs

Increase capacity of early care and education programs to serve children with disabilities, challenging behaviors, and other special needs.

Professional Development

Comprehensive Review of Special Education Programs and Services: Providing Findings and Recommendations

Receive a customized comprehensive review of your special education services and programs offered to students receiving special education.

Professional Development

Improving Secondary Education and Transition: Professional Development Opportunities

Create transition language that is compliant and meaningful for individualized education programs of students with disabilities.

Professional Development

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Develop and implement an integrated, comprehensive, data-driven Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) customized to your school district. Build the capacity to support all K–12 learners, including English learners and students with disabilities.

Professional DevelopmentTechnical Assistance