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 Teams
- Product development
11:junRRCP Advisory Board Meeting - will be held in Washington, DC.
12-13:junRRCP Annual Planning Meeting - will be held in Washington, DC.
18-19:sepRRCP Annual Staff Meeting - will be held in the Washington, DC. area.
Fiscal Improvement Team (FIT)
The FIT team is dedicated to providing enhanced support to states and the TA & D Network surrounding IDEA fiscal issues. The FIT has members from each of the centers in the Regional Resource Center Program as well as representation from the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. The primary function of the Fiscal Improvement Team is to provide direct TA to states, in coordination with RRCP, regarding IDEA fiscal issues. To find out more, contact your RRCP state liaison or FIT member in your region.
NEW!! Early Intervention Resource
The Key Principles of Early Intervention and Effective Practices: A Crosswalk with Statements from Discipline-Specific Literature matrix is designed to assist state Part C programs, providers in professional organizations, and TA providers in understanding the alignment between the 7 key principles for providing early intervention services in natural environments and statements from various professional organizations (i.e., ASHA, AOTA, APTA, AAP, AAID, DEC, NAEYC, and NASP) that support the provision of Part C early intervention services. The document includes a matrix of the 7 key principles with corresponding statements from all the professional organizations as well as individual matrices for each professional organization’s statements aligned with the key principles.
State Stories Addressing Disproportionality
These state stories are developed by the Disproportionality Priority Team. The Michigan Story is the first in an occasional series of articles about states who are making a difference with disproportionality.
Spotlight Brief: Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi)
This brief was jointly developed by the Systems Improvement and Planning (SIP) and the Student Performance and Achievement priority teams. Learn more about MiBLSi in this Spotlight Brief, as well as an upcoming webinar scheduled for September for state representatives and local implementers.