OSPI Special Education funds six 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
Autism Outreach Project
The Autism Outreach Project provides information, training, and technical
assistance to schools, families, and agencies with educational supports for
individuals from birth to age 21 with autism spectrum disorder.
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.
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 Disability 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.
Washington State Special Education Training for All (WSSETA)
WSSETA provides information and best practices through statewide training and technical assistance to families, educators, and organizations in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities.