Kathy Thompson Whaley
Kathy Thompson Whaley is a Technical Assistance Specialist for the Early Childhood TA Center (ECTA) and supports state Part C and Section 619 Coordinators in implementing the IDEA. She co-facilitates a national IDEA early childhood inclusion community of practice and co-coordinates the ECTA Inclusion TA Team and the National Inclusion Cohort Intensive TA initiative. She was one of the coordinators of the National Expanding Opportunities Interagency Inclusion Initiative from 2005 -2012 which provided extensive support to cross-sector state-level interagency teams. Additional content expertise in her portfolio includes her work as the early childhood transition issue specialist and personnel topic chair at the ECTA Center.