Services to State Education Agencies

NASDSE Business Plan Services:

Introduction: In 2013, the NASDSE Board of Directors created a fee for service business model for State Education Agencies (SEAs). These services can be uniquely tailored to each state. These services are implemented by NASDSE staff, and it's highly skilled contractors.  Please contact us to discuss how we might best help your state!


The Need: 

  • The role of the SEA is changing

  • SEAs must move beyond compliance, information, and training.

  • SEAs must be able to influence practice change in local districts

  • This demands both technical knowledge and adaptive skill.

  • SEAs are continually challenged to help school districts and local schools to improve.

  • Implementation science provides a roadmap, but the human side of issues continues to be a challenge.

  • Evidence-based practices provide direction, but implementation with fidelity and sustainability over time continues to be a concern.




  • NASDSEs mission is to support states.
  • NASDSE is grounded in the realities of SEAs, our staff members become partners in thinking, doing and learning.
  • NASDSEs work in Leading by Convening has pioneered a new approach to leadership and sustainable change
  • NASDSE is ready to help your SEA develop the bandwidth needed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • NASDSE also has deep and lasting relationships with a wide array of professional and family groups that have state affiliates willing to work with  NASDSE in supporting practice change.

"Taken together, these assets make NASDSE  your best choice in a thought and action partner"


Sample Services:

  • Leading statewide professional development (PD) provided to local directors of special education and state staff

  • Leading the statewide professional development of key stakeholders around an issue of importance

  • Facilitating existing communities of practice (CoPs) in states and building new CoPs

  • National or State Academies: Leading by Convening 

  • Cross-State Agency Collaboratives 

  • Meeting facilitation

  • Grant writing and planning

  • Best practice manuscripts

  • State policy analysis and coaching

  • Training modules on specific needed topics