April 10, 2017

"How are Youth in Special Education Faring?" data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012

The NLTS2012 reports are available at this link.


April 26, 2017

"Moving from Assessment to Evidence-Based Practice"

NTACT has developed a model to provide teachers with a process for incorporating effective practices and predictors into the transition planning process to improve effective, transition-focused education and services. 

April 25, 2017

"Strategies for School Completion Online Module"

Learn about the reasons why students with disabilities drop out of school, three factors that influence drop out, and multi-tiered strategies that promote school completion. This new module from NTACT and the Transition Coalition is full of useful resources, tips, and tools that you can use right now!

"Strategies for School Completion Online Module"

March 01, 2019

13th Annual Capacity Building Institute DRAFT Agenda

Register here:  

Please view the agenda for details for this event.

A room rate has been negotiated at $159/night plus 15.25% taxes and fees, under "NTACT". Please make your hotel reservation by April 14, 2019 to access this rate.  You may use this direct link for the NTACT room block: 

If you would like information on an alternative hotel, please email us 

May 01, 2017

2017 Red Book (English Version) from Social Security

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Red Book (English Version) is now available online at in both pdf and html accessible formats. Inside the publication, they have included information about specific resources (including PROMISE and our other demonstrations) to assist youth which you may find useful. Also, the printed publication will be available in May 2017. Printed copies, or copies in other formats such as audio tapes, CD, or Braille, of the Red Book must be requested. Please see the attached flyer for information on how to obtain and request both online and printed copies of the Red Book.

November 07, 2016

A List of NTACT Resources Useful for School Building and School District Administrators

Please see attached file for more information.

December 13, 2016

A New Resource from The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and NTACT

Considerations for Developing State-Defined Alternate Diplomas for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities under Title I of the 2015 Reauthorization

August 18, 2016

A Snapshot of Youth-Focused Technical Assistance Centers: A Guided Tour of the Intersections and Distinctions Across Five of the Nation’s Disability and Youth-Focused TA Centers

This recording is a guided tour of the intersections and distinctions across five of the nation's disability and youth-focused technical assistance centers.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, Promise TA Center, Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

Click Here to Access

January 16, 2018

Another Resource from NTACT

Resources for Improving States' Performance on the State Performance Plan (SPP)/ Annual Performance Report (APR) Part B Secondary Transition Indicators

The purpose of this document is twofold. First, it provides a brief summary of states’ Federal Fiscal Year 2015 (FFY2015) IDEA Part B Indicators 1: graduation rates, 2: dropout rates, 13: transition components of the IEP, and 14: post-school outcomes. These Indicators pertain only to students with disabilities and are reported yearly to the Office of Special Education Programs as part of the State Performance Plan (SPP)/ Annual Performance Report (APR). Collectively, these four indicators are known as “secondary transition” Indicators. Second, it provides a summary of NTACT resources states and local education agencies can access to improve their performance on these secondary transition Indicators.  

May 01, 2017

CIPP - "What the Research Says About Inter-Organizational Collaboration"

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Program’s (OSEP) vision for its Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) centers is that they will, when appropriate, work together and provide collaborative, effective, and efficient targeted and intensive technical assistance (TA), especially when working to provide TA within the same state. In fact, collaboration is a key component of OSEP’s conceptual framework, and OSEP expects TA&D centers to collaborate to leverage and maximize resources and increase the likelihood of systemic improvements by helping states prioritize their needs. This review was developed to inform OSEP’s ongoing efforts to deliver the highest quality TA&D projects and to determine whether and how interorganizational collaboration between TA centers might lead to improved outcomes. The literature is broad, so the focus here is limited to whether and how interorganizational collaboration might lead to improved outcomes, with particular attention paid to sources that focused on collaboration between organizations that were comparable to the TA&D centers (see the Appendix for key points from relevant sources).

For more information, see document below.