State Needs Projects
OSPI Special Education funds several state needs projects. These projects collectively provide statewide capacity building through:
- Professional development opportunities
- Technical Assistance, and
- Consultation and training for parents, families, and educators
Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS)
CCTS provides secondary transition training and technical support to serve eligible students who are in need of post-school transition services.
eLearning for Educators
The eLearning for Educators Project provides statewide access to affordable online courses designed to support K-12 educators in serving students with disabilities.
Expanding Capacity for Special Education Leadership (ECSEL)
This is a collaborative program for special education administrators, originally formed in partnership with the campuses of the University of Washington and Washington State University. ECSEL is administered through the University of Washington Bothell.
Special Education Technology Center (SETC)
The SETC provides training, consultation, technology loans, and resource information to help school districts and families implement assistive technology (AT) interventions in addressing the learning needs of children with disabilities.
Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS)
WSDS supports individuals aged birth to 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind, by providing training and other resources to service providers and families.
Special Education Support Center (SESC)
SESC provides information and best practices through statewide training to families, educators, and organizations in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities.