For 33 years, the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) has been the technical assistance division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. TAESE is the organization that administers the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, the TASK12 education interpreter training and certification program, the national Dispute Resolution Consortium, and a variety of other State contracts and technical assistance agreements.
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Our mission is clear: Help State agencies, school districts, early intervention providers, and families improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. We are guided by this simple charge: Keep the main thing, the main thing--infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families.
Current Events & Other News:
Welcome New TAESE Leadership!
TAESE has recently hired two new co-associate directors; both will begin their duties later this summer.
David Forbush received his Ph. D in Special Education and Rehabilitation from Utah State University in 2002. Most recently, David was the Director of Special Education at Cache County School District; he supervised over 115 staff and provided instructional leadership for approximately 2,000 students with disabilities.
Steve Smith received his Masters of Science and Special Education from Western Oregon University in 2002. Most recently, Steve was Director of Operations (Special Education) for the Office of Student Learning & Partnerships at the Oregon Department of Education. Steve provided management and oversight for fiscal operations, dispute resolution and special education data.
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