It is the goal of the RESA 8 Special Education Program to provide the highest level of support to all educational organizations within the eight counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendelton as well as support for the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
The RESA 8 Special Education Program is designed to be an instrument through which county directors of special education, their staff, and other individuals involved in provision of services to special needs children, have opportunities to improve the instructional process, curricula and /or personnel through joint and collaborative efforts.
Working with the county directors of special education and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind collective and individual needs of the counties, schools, and teachers are identified. These needs are addressed during monthly meetings with the county Special Education directors; at these meetings trainings and supports are identifies and planned to be shared in the needed counties. The trainings sometimes bring multiple counties together who share similar needs.
Any and all activities are open to all counties in the RESA 8 service area including the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. All activities are directed to benefit the special needs of individuals by improving the skills of the special education teachers, administrators, organizations and Parent Resource Centers.