In 2012, the University of Kansas received funding support from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), to provide technical assistance to K-8th grade schools to implement academic and behavioral supports to enable all students, including those with disabilities, to be welcomed and educated in their neighborhood public schools. This national technical assistance center, the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center, focused on schoolwide systems change and support to provide equitable services to all students. Now called the SWIFT Education Center, it has as its focus supporting school systems as they transform to equity-based, inclusive education, providing supports to schools, communities, states, and families to reorganize resources and priorities to support sustainable inclusive education. The SWIFT framework engages this work across five domains, including: (a) inclusive policy structure and practice, (b) administrative leadership, (c) family and community engagement, (d) integrated educational frameworks, and (e) a...

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