RRCP 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.
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.
21-23:JulOSEP Project Director's Meeting - will be held in Washington, DC.
TA in Action
The mission of the RRCP program is to partner with state agencies to increase their capacity to implement IDEA, in order to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. This newsletter provides a snapshot of selected technical asssistance being provided by the RRC Program. SEE ALSO Products & Tools.
Save the Date -- SSIP Webinars
The RRCP Part C/619 State Accountability Priority Area, in collaboration with DaSy, ECTA and IDC, will host 3 State Systems Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase I webinars for Part C and 619. Regional conference calls will also be scheduled by RRCs following these national webinars.
#1 -- SSIP OVERVIEW (3-6-14)
NEW !! Webinar recording and materials
#2 -- SSIP DATA ANALYSIS (4-8-14)
#3 -- SSIP INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS (5-1-14)
SEE ALSO Technical Assistance Priority Areas
NEW !! Residential Placements - Blind/VI and Deaf/HI
For those states with a school for the Blind/VI or Deaf/HI, a state requested examples of residential placement policies and procedures for these students. The IRC conducted web research and examined materials from both State Special Schools and State Education Agencies to identify procedures for residential placement used in 18 states: CA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, NC, SD, TX, UT, VA, and WI. A State “Cheat Sheet” was developed to quickly identify specific information. SEE ALSO Products & Tools.
The Information Research Cadre (IRC) has designed this tool for the purpose of sharing recent research activities with RRCP staff and state clients. SEE ALSO Products & Tools.
RRCP Vision: The country’s lead technical assistance program for state education and lead agencies for IDEA implementation.