Mid-State Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE TASC)
RSE TASC Coordinator
The Mid-State RSE TASC is one of 10 Technical Assistance Support Centers across New York State funded by the New York State Education Department Office of Special Education. Each Center provides varying levels of professional development to schools that are in need of support to close the achievement gap for students with disabilities. The Mid-State RSE TASC serves OCM, TST, Cayuga and Oswego BOCES regions and the Syracuse City School District. Regional trainers specializing in the areas of transition, behavior, nondistrict programs, special education regulation and specially designed instruction conduct regional workshops and provide technical assistance to schools within these regions free of charge.
In addition to regional trainers, each BOCES region and the Syracuse City School District have Special Education School Improvement Specialist (SESIS) who facilitate the Quality Improvement Process (QIP) for individual schools that have been identified as needs assistance or needs improvement under IDEA accountability measures.
Special Education School Improvement Specialists (SE-SIS)
Through the work of Regional Specialists, as well as the Special Education School Improvement Specialist (SESIS), the staff at the RSE-TASC provides high quality professional development, information dissemination, and targeted technical assistance. These services are available to districts identified asneeding assistance, needing intervention, or at risk of not meeting state targets and the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist provides professional development, technical assistance and resources on PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) to districts identified in need of assistance. In addition, professional development is offered to all districts in the area of general behavioral supports and interventions.
The RSE-TASC Transition Specialist provides training, information, and technical assistance to school districts to improve transition planning and services for students with disabilities leading to higher graduation rates and post-secondary success.