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LEAD PARTNERS National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

December 15, 2015

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

NTACT’s mission is to ensure full implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by helping youth with disabilities and their families to achieve desired post-school outcomes, and through helping states build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services and outcomes for youth with disabilities.

The Center works with State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

NTACT is staffed by partners at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Western Michigan University, University of Oregon, University of Kansas, and TransCen Inc. NTACT’s anticipated outcomes include:

1.    Increased access and participation in rigorous academic preparation so students are prepared for success in postsecondary education;

2.    Increased access and participation in career-related curricula so students are prepared for post-secondary employment and careers;

3.    Improved quality of secondary transition services;

4.    Increased use of data-driven decision-making; and

5.    Increased knowledge and implementation of  strategies, including early warning and intervention systems, to reduce drop out and increase graduation.

For more information on NTACT, visit their website at: www.transitionTA.org.