The SpecialQuest Birth–Five: Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program was funded by the Office of Head Start in October 2007. One of the major goals of SpecialQuest Birth–Five is to work with ten State Leadership Teams to embed the SpecialQuest approach, materials and resources into their state systems to promote high quality inclusive services for young children birth–five with disabilities and their families. The State Leadership Teams were selected and began their work in February of 2008.


Each of the ten State Leadership Teams has diverse cross-systems representation from their states. Members of each of the teams include family members of young children with disabilities and representatives from their SpecialQuest State Leadership Team Communities. Two SpecialQuest Coaches support each team.


We are proud to share highlights of the State Leadership Teams. We invite you to take a few moments to review the accomplishments of the ten SpecialQuest Birth–Five State Leadership Teams and their Team Communities!


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