Partners Connecticut SPDG partners with the following groups to support the implementation of Connecticut's SPDG. Center for Behavioral Education & Research (CBER) was established in the Fall of 2005. CBER, under the Neag School of Education at UConn, is a signature organization that specializes in quality research and teaching in the areas of: PBIS, Behavior Disorders, Literacy, School Psychology, and Special Education. CBER continues to conduct and disseminate rigorous research that improves educational and social outcomes for all children and youth in schools. Visit the CBER website. The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Visit the Connecticut Birth to Three System website Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) has been Connecticut’s federally-funded parent training center for over twenty-eight years. The CPAC Director and staff will provide expertise on working with families of students with disabilities and support training and technical assistance to schools on family/community engagement. Visit the CPAC website. Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) has been Connecticut’s federally funded parent information and resource center for over thirteen years. CT PIRC staff will lend its expertise on family involvement, particularly the involvement of families of color and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. CT PIRC staff will support districts through training and coaching on the implementation of school-family-community partnerships/action teams. Visit the CT PIRC website. The Connecticut State Department of Education Visit the Bureau of Special Education's website. Visit the Bureau of Accountability and Improvement's website. Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) provide professional development and technical assistance on regional and local levels. Professionals at the RESCs have expertise in Literacy and PBIS. Visit the RESC Alliance website. The goal of Office of Special Eduation Program's (OSEP) funding program is to assist state education agencies and their partners to reform early intervention, educational, and transitional services systems to improve results for children with disabilities. Visit Signetwork's website. The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is a quasi-state agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education. SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts. Visit SERC's website.