The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) are excited to be hosting a joint conference that reflects the desired collaboration between local and state special education directors and their stakeholders. The conference will take place September 25-27, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI. Conference details, including registration information, will be posted soon. To view the preliminary conference agenda, click here. For hotel reservations, click here.
March 22, 2016: NASDSE is pleased to announce a new publication, Surrogate Parents and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, jointly published by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) and NASDSE. To view and download a copy of this publication, please click here.
March 9, 2016: Professor Perry Zirkel has recently updated his 2014 document, Impartial Hearings Under the IDEA: Legal Issues and Answers. You can find the updated document by clicking here.
February 1, 2016: The NASDSE Board of Directors met on January 25th and adopted a Government Relations Agenda for 2016. While the Agenda will serve as a roadmap for the focus of NASDSE’s government relations work for this year, we remain flexible and will take on any additional issues that crop up that were not foreseen but are important to the state directors of special education, their teams and special education advocates. Click here to see the Agenda.
January 12, 2016: NASDSE recently submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to a request for feedback on a draft paper on parent and family engagement. Click here to read our comments.
OCTOBER 2015: Just prior to NASDSE’s 77th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, the NASDSE Board of Directors adopted, and presented to the NASDSE membership a new Mission Statement for our organization that more closely reflects the work that the state directors of special education do every day.
NASDSE Mission Statement
(adopted October, 2015)
NASDSE’s mission is to work with state education agencies to ensure that all children and youth with disabilities receive the educational supports and services they need from birth to be prepared for post-school education, career and independent living choices.
NASDSE accomplishes its mission by establishing and maintaining relationships with those individuals and groups responsible for the development of policies, educational and other programs serving individuals with disabilities, and those responsible for implementation at the school, local district, state and national levels. NASDSE promotes leadership development through collaborative relationship building with these stakeholders based on its Leading by Convening initiative and strategies.