Powerful Connections: Building Partnerships Across Organizations

Celebrating 45 Years of IDEA

Join the Office of Special Education Programs and the U.S. Department of Education as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act!

Organization: OSEP

Individuals who have trained in the same profession and do related work have a lot in common. Crossorganizational partnerships provide structures for individuals to find each other and pursue topics that are of shared importance to them. Partnerships help individuals to define their roles and develop shared beliefs and practice standards. Increasingly, partnerships are going beyond the boundaries of defined organizational missions and collaborating with external groups that are influential in creating changes that they support.