CSPD is a requirement of Part C of the IDEA and includes the training of paraprofessionals and primary referral sources. CSPD includes implementing strategies and activities for recruitment and retention of early education service providers and promoting the preparation of early intervention providers who are fully and appropriately qualified including training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers.
Part C CSPD Contacts for the states and territories.
The purpose of this program authorized under the IDEA 2004 Amendments is to assist SEAs in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.
Signetwork, a website maintained by the Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC) provides complete information on State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) including Part B State Improvement Grantees for the states and territories. (downloaded 11/2/11)