Vision: The country’s lead technical assistance program for state education and lead agencies for IDEA implementation.
The Regional Resource Center Program is funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to assist state education agencies in improving education programs, practices, and policies that affect children and youth with disabilities. Through the RRC Program, the individual RRCs work collaboratively to help states and U.S. jurisdictions identify and address issues both within and across regions, as well as nationally. The RRCs are able to facilitate networking and information-sharing among states and U.S. jurisdictions with similar challenges and needs regardless of the specific regional location.
Services offered include:
- Specially designed technical assistance
- Information research services
- Priority Areas & Teams
- Product development
Fiscal Improvement Team (FIT)
The FIT team includes members from each of the centers in the Regional Resource Center Program as well as representation from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. The primary function of the FIT team is to provide direct TA to states regarding IDEA fiscal issues. To find out more, contact your RRCP state liaison or FIT member in your region. SEE ALSO Technical Assistance Priority Areas.
10-11:decRRCP Leadership Team Meeting - will be held in Crystal City, VA.
12-13:decSSIP Design Team Meeting - will be held in Washington DC at OSEP offices.
Technical Assistance in Action
The mission of the RRC Program is to partner with state agencies to increase their capacity to implement IDEA, in order to improve outcomes for children with disablities and their families. The Technical Assistance in Action newsletter provides a snapshot of selected technical assistance being provided by the RRC Program. SEE ALSO Products & Tools.
The Information Research Cadre (IRC) designed this tool for RRCP state liaisons to share recent research resources with their state clients, and to create opportunities for states to connect with each other regarding common research needs. Inquiries come from states on specific issues that arise in the provision of special education services. The Digest includes the research question and a summary of the IRC response. Copies of responses are availble for staff access. States are encouraged to contact their RRCP state liaison for those items referenced in the Digest. SEE ALSO Products & Tools.
Mission: We partner with state agencies to increase their capacity to implement
the IDEA in order to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.