About Us

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) is a Technical Assistance Center co-funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

Our Purpose

We provide information, tools, and supports to assist multiple stakeholders in delivering effective services and instruction for secondary students and out of school youth with disabilities.

We build state agency capacity to:

  • Use data-driven decision-making processes
  • Strengthen interagency partnerships
  • Provide quality professional development
  • Implement technical assistance (supports) in the form of:
    1. Universal TA – Take & Use
    2. Targeted TA – Teach & Coach
    3. Intensive TA – Coach, Scale-Up & Sustain

So that ALL students and youth with disabilities experience increased:

  • Enrollment in postsecondary education
  • Graduation
  • Credential attainment
  • Competitive integrated employment
  • Community engagement
Address the “Know-Do” gap through:
  • Current research findings
  • Translating research findings for implementation
  • Engaging stakeholders
This graphic illustrates four levels of "research to practice" information flow:  NTACT:C appears at the top of a image of a winding road.  A second level, or “stop” on the road, shows NTACT:C’s primary audiences: State Education Agencies and State VR agencies.  A third level, or “stop on the road,” shows secondary audiences: Local Education Agencies, Educators, VR Partners/Service Providers and VR Counselors/Student Transition Specialists.  The fourth level, or “stop on the road,” shows beneficiaries: Students and Youth with Disabilities and Their Families.

NTACT:C Overview Video