updated 06/02/2020

Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project (2020-21)

Webinar | Collaboration between Career Technical and Special Education: Inclusionary Practices in Transition

This statewide online kick-off is the first in a series of seminars and workshops designed to assist school districts in creating action plans for change.

Part 1: May 15, 2020

Part 2: June 5, 2020 (Group A: 1:00-2:15 p.m. | Group B: 2:30-3:45 p.m.)

  • Focus: State and district data analysis, action planning
  • The event is live-captioned and Clock Hours are available.
  • To be added to the waitlist, please email

Technical Assistance Drop-In Sessions: June 11, 2020

CCTS is hosting two drop-in sessions to provide technical assistance and coaching for individuals and teams who are developing their Inclusionary Practices Project plan. The meeting agendas are open and will be driven by the needs and questions of the participants. Click the links below for details and registration. 

Inclusionary Practices Project Overview

CCTS is one of several agencies collaborating with OSPI as part of the Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project.

Starting in spring of 2020, CCTS will be working with school teams statewide to:

  • Increase inclusionary practices in general education, focusing on partnerships between Special Education and Career Technical Education (CTE) classrooms
  • Promote positive shifts in student expectations and opportunities
  • Expand possibilities for CTE access
  • Develop meaningful, data-informed action plans for their districts
  • Offer support and technical assistance from skilled transition specialists
  • Encourage systemic change in teacher practices

More information

For details about opportunities in your area, contact Kris Hirschmann, CCTS Director of Transition Services.

CCTS Transition Forum

2019: Bringing it All Together: Building Teams for Quality Transition Services

Visit to view and download archived Forum presentation materials.

2018: Collaboration with DVR

Visit to view and download archived presentation materials. 

CCTS/DVR Collaboration Project (2016-2018)


In August 2016, CCTS received a contract award from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to improve the transition outcomes of students with disabilities from school to employment or postsecondary education.

In collaboration with DVR, CCTS works to facilitate partnerships with the ESDs and LEAs to address the authorized activities as outlined in Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as to support and enhance the required activities listed in the WIOA Scope of Work.


  1. Increase post-school outcomes in employment and postsecondary education/training programs for students with disabilities in Washington state.
  2. Provide a coordinated set of pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) between LEAs, ESDs and DVR agencies throughout Washington state.


  • CCTS Transition Specialists and DVR Pre-Employment Transition Consultants collaborated with district-level Transition Learning Communities (TLCs) and regional Interagency Transition Networks (ITNs) to improve and increase post-school outcomes for students in employment and education.
  • In June 2018, CCTS hosted a Transition Forum in Wenatchee to report on the overall process, outcomes, and promising practices for implementation throughout the state.

Visit the CCTS/DVR Project website for more details.