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Representatives from states participating in the ECTA and DaSy Center’s Inclusion Cohort intensive technical assistance project will share perspectives on improving and supporting inclusion at different levels of the state and local service systems. This cross-sector panel will discuss the infrastructure components necessary for building and supporting inclusion at both the state and local level. Their successes and challenges related to ensuring stakeholder engagement and fostering family involvement will be provided, as well as the positive changes and challenges they witnessed as their inclusion journey evolved. Session participants will learn effective strategies to strengthen collaborations between state and local systems and programs that will lead to improved outcomes for both young children with disabilities and for the programs that support them. This session will provide multiple opportunities for discussion and reflection from meeting participants.