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The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner Organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work and improve outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.

IMPORTANT: We found out 11/15/11 that some PowerPoint presentations will only open as a zip file in Internet Explorer 8. We are reloading them all to a 2003 version of PPT. This may take a little time. If you have an immediate need to access any file, please let us know using the Contact Us email and we will get it fixed immediately. Thanks for understanding!

New webinars tell all about the IDEA Partnership Collections

What are the pieces used in the IDEA Partnership Collections?
How do you use them?
  • Listen to the short PowerPoint shows (PPTS). Each PPTS  provides a short audio description of the slide content. An audio transcript of each show is provided.
  • The video video and the transcriptpdf transcript take a few seconds to download.
  • The elapsed time in minutes follows the title of the  video.   Read more.


After many months of collaborative research, design and testing, the IDEA Partnership is ready to launch its new website. This website provides all the tools for Communities of Practice at the state and national levels and associated practice groups to collaborate, produce and store their shared work.  New features include wikis, blogs, calendar and polling.


The link to LearningPort National Professional Development Library was moved to the left side (description) and right sidebar (hot link).

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