snapshot of SpecialQuest growth and impact

Thumbnail of Graphs

State Level Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Level Change

 

At the onset of the grant, the State Perceptions of Inclusive Practices (SPIP) was completed in all states to establish a baseline. The SPIP process has a focus on 15 specific practices in the area of inclusion that relate to (1) inclusive services for young children with disabilities and their families throughout the state, (2) support for families as partners and leaders, (3) integrated service delivery systems, and (4) implementation and sustainability. As seen in the summary chart, SpecialQuest State Leadership Teams indicate they are moving into partial implementation across all but one of these areas.  The difference in average ratings from Year 1 to Year 3 was significant for fourteen of fifteen items.   It should be noted that the most significant change was on the item related to the states’ use of the SpecialQuest approach, materials and resources in cross-agency professional development activities to promote inclusion for young children with disabilities and their families.