your local community and at state and national levels, there are knowledgeable
individuals who can provide you with information or guidance about selecting
or implementing programs or interventions. These individuals may have
experience implementing similar programs or may have extensive research
knowledge of the field. Think about the personnel resources that you
can contact at the local, state, and national level.
Local: You may begin by developing a personnel resource file of individuals in your local community. This may include:
The more resources that you can identify at the local level, the more likely your intervention will be a success.
State: You will want to explore the state-level consultants and state technical assistance systems that can help you in your efforts. Professors at colleges and universities in your state will be able to provide you with valuable information about research-based practices.
at associations and national centers are an excellent source of knowledge.
The Office of Special Education Programs funds over 40 technical assistance
and dissemination projects. Experts at these projects may be able to
advise you, or help you provide effective technical assistance in your