Ask the Expert

NTACT-LOGO-web-color-XSMAsk the Expert events provide opportunities to see an expert present PLUS respond to comments and questions about the topic after the live event.


How to  participate?

There are 2 parts:

  • Watch the live presentation OR the recording (available after the live event)
  • Discuss the topic online with the presenter and others for 2 weeks after each event





Employment for Youth with Autism: Keys to Success!

Sponsored by NTACT, join Paul Wehman (Director, VCU-RRTC) and Carol Schall (Director of Technical Assistant, Autism Center for Excellence) as they provide the key elements in supporting students with ASD and challenging behaviors to experience successful paid integrated employment outcomes.  Find out how all stakeholders can collaborate on employment internships for students, staff can be trained to provide quality employment supports, and ASD-specific supports can be provided to youth.  Be prepared to ask questions about employment for youth with ASD!! For ALL transition stakeholders.


LIVE EVENT:  February 22, 2018 3PM EST   REGISTER NOW!
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Discuss with Paul and Carol, February 21-March 8!


I’m Determined

Sponsored by NTACT, Amanda Randall and John McNaught, state coordinators of the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project will share resources, strategies and stories on implementing I’m Determined in your school. Learn how to incorporate youth, educator and parent perspectives in the self-determination process in order replicate outreach activities and classroom strategies. All resources are free and available for download at

LIVE EVENT:  October 5, 2017   
ONLINE CHAT:  October 5-October 19, 2017

Student Engagement Strategies

Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Reece Peterson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will share resources and strategies to get student’s engaged. His website, Student Engagement Project, focuses on two main areas: strategies to reduce exclusionary discipline and strategies to reduce school dropout. Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies for individual student planning and school improvement planning!

LIVE EVENT:  September 21, 2017 
ONLINE CHAT:  September 21-October 5, 2017

Gaining Momentum in Middle Schools – Wisconsin Strategies

Sponsored by NTACT Nancy Molfenter (WI Dept. of Public Instruction) and Jennifer Hilgendorf (WI Transition Improvement Grant) share professional development strategies for implementing transition practices at the middle school level.  Learn how middle school teachers can use existing initiatives to provide their students with some important transition competencies.


LIVE EVENT:  May 11, 2017  Recording Available   
ONLINE CHAT:  May 11 – May 26, 2017


Attendance Matters!

Sponsored by NTACT Pat Halle, Senior Fellow with Attendance Works shares strategies to improve school attendance. Learn how effective school teams can identify and remove attendance barriers. Pat also shares information on student-directed meetings, self-advocacy and increasing access to after school programs improve attendance.


LIVE EVENT:  March 30, 2017  Recording Available
ONLINE CHAT WITH PAT:  March 30 – April 13, 2017


Prepping for College: WHAT & HOW

Sponsored by NTACT Cate Weir (Think College), Sloan Huckabee (Transitions RTC) and Allison Lombardi (UConn) share information, strategies and resources to  help young adults with disabilities prepare for college. Learn about special preparation for students with learning disabilities, mental health disabilities and those with intellectual disabilities.


LIVE EVENT:  February 23, 2016  2pm Central Time
Discuss with Cate, Sloan & Allison!

Transition Tips to Start Your Year Off RIGHT!

Sponsored by NTACT Dr. Mary Morningstar and Sarah Roberts share strategies about what you can do to start your year off right. Learn about the most important domains for transition, and how to prioritize your time and energies! Get ideas, new resources, advice and strategies. For ALL transition stakeholders.


LIVE EVENT:  October 6, 2016  Recording Available
Discuss with Mary & Sarah!

Peer Assisted Strategies & Students with High Support Needs

Sponsored by NTACT, this online presentation by Dr. Erik Carter focuses on the critical factors of peer assistance for young adults with extensive support needs.  He provides strategies and program components that can help you create and enhance peer strategies in your schools!


LIVE PRESENTATION: March 10, 2016     Recording Available.

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions and answers with Dr. Erik Carter!

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