Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington
State Needs Project funded annually with federal resources from
the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The goal of
CCTS is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the
state. To reach this goal, CCTS provides secondary transition training and technical support to Educational Service Districts (ESDs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and
public schools that serve high school-age students who have an Individual
Education Program (IEP). The CCTS provides resources and support services to
all Washington State stakeholders including special education teachers,
directors, students and their families.
In 1990 Washington State was awarded a
Transition Systems Change grant from the Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services to fund the newly formed Center for Change in
Transition Services (CCTS). Originally located at the University of Washington
(1990-2004), CCTS is now at Seattle University (2004-present). Currently, CCTS
is a State Needs Grant funded by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
(OSPI). Washington State continues to be a leader in this endeavor having
collected and reported post-school outcomes consistently since 1998.
Cinda Johnson, Ed.D., Principal Investigator
Sue Ann Bube, Director
Julia Schechter, M.Ed. & Laurel White, M.Ed., Doctoral Research Assistants
Center for Change in Transition Services
College of Education
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: (206) 296-6494
OSPI State Needs Projects
OSPI Special Education funds six state needs projects (including CCTS) with IDEA state level discretionary dollars. These projects collectively provide statewide professional development, technical assistance, and consultation and training for parents, families, and educators.
The Autism Outreach Project provides information, training, and technical assistance to schools, families, and agencies with educational supports for individuals from birth to age 21 with autism spectrum disorder.
eLearning for Educators provides statewide access to affordable online courses designed to support educators in serving students with disabilities.
The Special Education Technology Center (SETC) provides training, consultation, technology loans, and resource information to help school districts and families implement assistive technology interventions in addressing the special learning needs of children with disabilities.
Washington Sensory Disability Services (WSDS) supports individuals aged birth to 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind, by providing training and other resources to service providers and families.
Washington State Special Education Training for ALL (WSSETA) provides current information and best practices through statewide training and technical assistance to families, educators, and organizations in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities.