The Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center network was created by the NYSED, Office of Special Education, to provide directed technical assistance and professional development to school districts to improve instructional practices and outcomes of students with disabilities. The RSE-TASC works in coordination with NYSED Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Offices. Each RSE-TASC has a team of specialists with expertise in different areas of focus for students with disabilities. The charge of the RSE-TASC specialists is to help school districts develop their capacity to improve results for students with disabilities. Special Education School Improvement Specialists in the RSE-TASC network work with specific low-performing school districts and other schools designated by NYSED to improve instructional practices primarily in the areas of literacy, behavioral supports and special education instruction for students with disabilities.