Alabama State Personnel
Development Grant

The Office of Student Learning/Special Education Services is pleased to announce that the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded the Alabama State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) new grant application Alabama Literacy Interventions and Supports for Transition (AL LIST) as part of the 2022 competition announced September 22, 2022. A total of $21,666,664.00 was awarded to 17 states for SPDG projects.

Alabama Department of Education

AL LIST will receive $1,139,436.00 annually for a five-year funding period beginning October 1, 2022, to work with Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and affiliated partners to provide professional development to general and special education teachers and staff who work with students with disabilities. AL LIST will work closely with other Alabama State Department of Education initiatives as the grant staff work to implement evidence based programs and services to achieve the projects goals and improve results for all students. The funding for the State Personnel Development Grant Program is authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is awarded through a competitive grant process.

To review the 2022 AL SPDG AL LIST: Alabama Literacy Interventions and Support for Transition Narrative, Click Here.

MTSS Reading – Grades 4-8

Transition for Middle and High School

Resources for Reading, Transition, & Families

The Hiring Chain

When we combine the will to work with an acceptance of capabilities, the results are inspirational. To acknowledge the value of inclusivity, in 2022 the Down’s Syndrome Association partnered with musical icon Sting in celebration of the awareness that evolves when a person with disabilities is matched with an appropriate job.

Watch this short video illustrating how one employer and his employee, Simone, start a chain of hiring when other employers see the value, worth, and dignity in innovative job placements.

The Hiring Chain campaign was produced by CoorDown in partnership with the New York-based creative agency SMALL, with the invaluable support of Indiana Production. The original song, performed by Sting, was composed by Stabbiolo Music.