The Special Education Consultants' primary role is to assist districts in programming and planning for the participation of students with special needs in the general education curriculum and in required assessments, such as the MAP and MAP-A, as required under state and federal law. The Special Education Consultants and RTAC also provide trainings and workshops on a regional level through the RPDC as well as at the request of districts within the Northeast Region. Additionally, the Special Education Consultants and RTAC collaborates with other programs in the RPDC to meet the needs of districts as they serve students with disabilities. Collaboration with Missouri Colleges and Universities is also part of the activities assigned to the Special Education Consultants and RTAC.
Districts should call on the special education consultants and RTAC to assist with comprehensive school improvement plans, professional development, and other school based improvement efforts.