NTACT Partnership

National Technical Assistance Center on TransitionNTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Cooperative Agreement Number H326E140004. NTACT is funded from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2019. It is a partnership of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Oregon, Western Michigan University, the Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas, and TransCen, Inc.,

NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

NTACT will identify and promote evidence-based and promising practices in preparation for college, career and community readiness to:

  • Increase access, participation and success of students with disabilities in academically rigorous instruction and assessment
  • Increase access, participation and success of students with disabilities in career related curricula and activities
  • Improve the provision of additional factors associated with quality transition planning and school completion, such as engagement, leadership, self-advocacy
  • Promote collaboration and stakeholder engagement
  • Increase the use of data-driven decision making to improve programs and systems including the use of early warning systems and interventions focused on reducing dropout and increasing graduation rates for students with disabilities
  • Promote use of effective personnel development, coaching, and technical assistance strategies that build state and local capacity
  • NTACT’s four major activities include:
    • knowledge development,
    • technical assistance (TA) and dissemination,
    • leadership and coordination, and
    • evaluation.

NTACT’s TA is offered at universal, targeted (time limited and specific focus), or intensive (sustained for the life of the grant for a select number of states and a corresponding local community). For more information about NTACT and its activities, view the webinar hosted on April 16, 2015 here: http://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/p24z4awfcj9/.

NTACT Technical Assistance

In partnership with NTACT, the Transition Coalition provides technical assistance across each of the 3 areas listed above:

  • Universal
    • Online Modules
    • Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment
  • Targeted
    • Ask the Expert events
    • LERN online professional development
  • Intensive
    • Self Study for up to 30 teams/year