SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

SERRC is the largest provider of contractual special education services in Alaska.

From determining eligibility and working one-on-one with students to assisting with compliance reporting, SERRC’s staff of certified therapists, education specialists, and administrative professionals offer essential special education services.

SERRC also offers Secondary Transition services, with training for educators and camps for youth.


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SERRC provided excellent professional training in secondary transitions for our district staff this year. The workshop training provided enriching information beyond the necessary compliance pieces, and teachers who participated unanimously reported that the training was meaningful and motivating.

Mandy Evans, Sitka Special Education Director
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  • Highly qualified professonials

    SERRC's itinerant specialists, including Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and School Psychologists, know how to successfully work in Alaska’s unique communities.

  • SERRC meets your goals

    Itinerant-related special education services are consistent with school and/or district goals.

  • Flexible, effective and efficient

    SERRC can ensure flexible, effective and efficient use of staff and other resources.

  • Administrative services off your hands

    SERRC will handle administrative services, without the addition of extra duties to a principal or hiring a special education administrator.

  • Specialized knowledge

    SERRC staff have legal and technical expertise.

  • Training for your staff

    SERRC offers professional development for teachers and administrators.

  • Share costs

    Schools can share the full cost of an expensive placement.

SERRC offers a powerful mix of on-site visits and distance tools to help districts and schools meet their special education needs. In addition to services for students and teachers listed above, SERRC's administrative and programmatic expertise available to educators includes:

Administrative Support

  • Preparation and facilitation of IEP meetings
  • Compliance with state and federal legislation and regulations
  • Completion of all required paperwork
  • Assistance with program implementation
  • Staff development and training
  • Pre-compliance monitoring
  • Post-compliance training and assistance
  • Staff mentoring

Technical Assistance

  • State Special Education Handbook reference
  • Secondary Transition

Administrative Support

  • On-site program evaluation
  • Needs assessment
  • Behavioral Management Techniques
  • Classroom development
  • Direct instruction and services to students
  • Gifted/Talented Program planning and development
  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Grant writing
  • Research

Transition services


SERRC provides secondary transition services to districts and oversees the Alaska Transition Outcome Project grant.

Successful secondary transition means administrators and parents see their youth happily and productively shift from school to work, and move from home to independent living.

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I learned so much about so many different jobs this week, you guys (SERRC staff), brought in so many cool speakers. I didn't know I had that many options

Mat-Su student, age 17
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  • Regional and local Secondary Transition Camps

    Facilitated camps offer students, families, educators, and community members dedicated time to learn skills and techniques that help students transition from school to life, for employment, education/training, and independent living.

  • Secondary Transition awareness

    Focused trainings familiarize students, families, educators, and community members with current regulations, best practices and efficient ways to integrate them into the community.

  • Resource mapping

    Practical guidance to help students access local and regional resources needed to successfully transition into the next phase of their lives.

  • Secondary Transition planning assistance

    Continuous support and help for teachers, community members, and families in creating and implementing effective and compliant student transition plans.


Work with us!

Most American educators drive to work or maybe take a bus to their schools. Here in Alaska, things are different.

To deliver special education related services to rural Alaska, SERRC’s special education team travels the state by air (jet, float and prop planes), boat, snow machine — even dog sled — to provide the children of Alaska with the best possible programs and services.


Learn more about careers with SERRC