Did you know that NEA has a group of experts who are dedicated to creating and delivering resources to support educators? The NEA IDEA Resource Cadre is comprised of 27 members, hailing from 21 State Affiliates which equally represent the four geographic zones of the NEA and the diverse array of roles within the NEA (general education teachers, special education teachers, education support personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, administrators, higher education). Working in collaboration, Cadre members volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to respond to the ever-changing needs of our members.
Since its inception in July of 2000, the NEA IDEA Resource Cadre has been tasked to support all NEA members as they serve diverse students in our schools across the nation. In order to do so, the Cadre continues to develop and disseminate evidence and/or research-based knowledge, strategies, and practices, as well as updated information on evolving laws and regulations, as they relate to both students and personnel with disabilities (both apparent and non-apparent) within the school/district/state/nation.
The NEA IDEA Resource Cadre members are available to answer questions, share and disseminate information with local and state affiliates, and to provide presentations/workshops on disability issues and implementation efforts.
To contact members of the Cadre, please use the form below.