CCTS envisions a world where all individuals live with independence and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.
We work to achieve this mission by creating broader visibility for quality data and robust research, informing policy, supporting effective teaching and learning, and maintaining critical partnerships and connections in the area of special education.
CCTS provides training and technical assistance to Washington state partnering agencies, Educational Service Districts (ESDs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and public schools that serve high school-age students.
CCTS also provides resources and support services to all Washington state stakeholders including agency staff, special education teachers, directors, students, and their families.
CCTS is one of five Washington State Needs Projects funded by OSPI Special Education using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) state-level discretionary funds. Collectively, the State Needs Projects provide statewide professional development, technical assistance, consultation, and training for educators, parents and families.
CCTS contracts with and supports DVR to improve the transition outcomes from school to employment or postsecondary education for students with disabilities in Washington state. In collaboration with DVR, CCTS facilitates partnerships with the ESDs and LEAs to provide activities as outlined in Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and supports and enhances the required activities listed in the WIOA Scope of Work. Click here to learn more about the CCTS/DVR Collaboration Project.