Norman Ames Portrait

Norman Ames


Norm is the Director of the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE), a nationally-recognized provider of Technical Assistance at the local, state and federal level. TAESE is a major project within the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice (IDRPP) at Utah State University providing technical assistance to about 30 states and local education agencies across the country.

Norm specializes in systems leadership, striving to build capacity of stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for youth with disabilities. Norm leads projects related to program evaluation and improvement, facilitation of education systems stakeholder groups, and provides direct professional development across a broad spectrum of topics under the federal IDEA. Norm is trained as a School Psychologist, has worked as an educator, administrator, and is a parent of a child with Autism.