While schools faced closures and transitioned to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for alternative programming and support for school teams working with students who need intensive behavior support became glaringly evident. Moving All to Success and Health (MASH), a program created in partnership by Educational Service Districts across the state, emerged as a solution to these pressing issues and unprecedented challenges in the public education landscape.
The program started in 2020 with one team of three part-time staff members. Due to the program’s profound impact on students and community, the demand only increased for its services and commitment to ethical, inclusive, and effective support. Going into the 2023-2024 school year, 60 students state-wide are being served by the program’s three-full time teams of multiple behavior specialists.
MASH is a collaborative initiative based in Washington, led by North Central ESD, Olympic ESD, and Puget Sound ESD with funding from OSPI. The program strives for hope and progress for students, school teams, and families in need of intensive behavior support. MASH operates on a fundamental principle of ethical service, striving to create an inclusive environment where every student can thrive within their natural environment- whether it be at home, school, or within the community.