Communities of Practice

NTACT facilitates and supports online communities of practitioners on various topics and issues, as needed. Resources and updates from those communities of scholars, practitioners, leaders, and consumers are posted below. If you are interested in being engaged or receiving additional information about webinars or products in development, please contact us at - or follow the instructions for specific communities below.

Autism Technical Work Group

In January 2018,  National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) convened an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) technical work group (TWG) of national experts in autism, research-based practices, capacity building, and dissemination efforts. The TWG  was charged with:

  • Examining unique challenges and characteristics facing students with ASD as they transition from high school to adulthood
  • Identifying effective research-based strategies to make the transition process seamless
National Community of Practice on Transition

The Community of Practice (COP) on Secondary Transition began in 2002 with agencies in Pennsylvania as they developed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding. This group evolved into the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition in 2004 when several states came together to form the National COP focused on improving interagency collaboration, promoting the role of youth and ensuring appropriate transition outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Today, states, federal agencies, TA centers, national organizations and other secondary transition stakeholders are joined in our community.

To subscribe to the National Transition Community of Practice listserv, send an email to The subject line should be blank, and the text of the email should be subscribe TRANSCOP (no other text should be in the email message, including signature lines).  

If you have any questions regarding the NCOP please contact Michael Stoehr


National Longitudinal Transition Study CoP

NTACT facilitates quarterly calls among researchers with research interests using the data from the NLTS2 and NLTS-2012. If you would like to engage in these calls, please contact Dr. David Test dwtest@uncc.eduor Dr. Valerie Mazzotti to be added to the listserv and stay abreast of these research efforts.