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Mission:

The mission of the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) is to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities by working in partnership with and increasing effectiveness of state and local special education agencies by:

  • Providing access to needed expertise and technical assistance services
  • Facilitating activities that help agencies meet state and federal requirements
  • Designing, organizing and implementing a variety of professional development activities

The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) is 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 Utah Professional Development Network, the TASK12 education interpreter training and certification program, the national Dispute Resolution Consortium, and a variety of other State contracts and technical assistance agreements.

Among others, possible support services include:

  • Professional development events
  • Conference Planning
  • APR Indicator 8 and 14 data analysis
  • School-based professional development
  • State-wide teacher recruitment and retention


Current Events & Other News: 

  • Utah Institute on Special Education Law Conference Continued Education Assignment (click here for form)  
  • Education Specialist opening with the Utah State Office of Education (see details)
  • Rocky Mountain PCMA spotlights our own Cindy Budge (see PCMA website for more)
  • Iowa School for the Deaf has two positions open for a SLPI Coordinator position and a full-time sign language instructor (teaching sign classes for staff and parents). The Sign Language Coordinator must be a licensed interpreter in Iowa (RID, NIC, NAD IV or EIPA 3.5+) and will be assisting with professional development and evaluation of interpreters in the state of Iowa in addition to overseeing our sign language programs on campus and interpreting when needed. (see details)
  • Director of Special Services Opening with Sweetwater County School District One (Wyoming) (see details)
  • Check out this amazing TED Talk: Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity
  • State Advisory Panel 2014 Quarterly Webinar Schedule: February 21, May 23, August 22, and November 21. Webinars begin at 3:00pm Eastern Time.
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