The Access Center: Improving Outcomes for All Students K-8

The Access Center was a national technical assistance center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) within the Department of Education. The purpose of the Access Center was to improve access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities at the elementary and middle school levels.

Drawing from national legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act and IDEA ’97, the Center was designed to connect states and districts with research-based practices, tools, and materials that could help students with disabilities access the general education curriculum. The Center also helped decision-makers use data to improve instruction and services for students with disabilities. This was accomplished through a variety of technical assistance strategies, including direct consultation and web-based services.

Regretfully, since funding for ongoing hosting and maintenance has ended, the Center’s website is no longer available.

For questions concerning resources from the K-8 Access Center, please contact medmiston@air.org.


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