Special Education Consulting Services (SPEDCO) was established to assist school districts and charter schools addressing concerns with the implementation of effective instructional programs, compliance with state and federal requirements, identification of students with disabilities and retention of Special Education staff. SPEDCO’s focused is centered on providing schools an additional supportive option to a solitary Special Educator/Director utilizing an economy of scale while matching the capacity of a larger school district. Beginning in 2010, SPEDCO has grown and expanded to meet the needs of new and existing schools throughout the United States.
- SPEDCO’s goal is to identify and match the level of support needed through activities to provide the school staff with:
- Special Education Director duties
- a working improvement plan
- professional development
- consultation in regards to federal laws and guidelines.
This approach allows Special Education teacher(s) to focus on their students’ educational needs, which is truly the most important service a school provides.
SPEDCO consultants have worked extensively with Charter School authorizers, State Education Agencies (SEAs), and Local Education Agencies (LEAs). They have expertise in IDEA and ESEA compliance, school finance, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), school turnaround, curriculum and instruction, school psychology, conflict resolution, data analysis, and dispute resolution. Mentors and coaches include certified BCBA’s, special education directors (LEA and SEA level), charter school directors (LEA and SEA level), certified mediators and national presenters.