November 13, 2020

NTACT: the Collaborative (new center named)

The recently (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2025) OSEP and RSA funded National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities will call itself the "National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: the Collaborative" or "NTACT: the Collaborative" (NTACT:C). Logo and branding to be determined soon. 

NTACT: the Collaborative is underway! The new center is responding to requests for technical assistance and making plans for 2021 and beyond! For now, you may contact NTACT:C through the NTACT website  the email addresses of our staff at UNC Charlotte, East Tennessee State University, George Washington University, Portland State University, and the Universities of Kansas, Maryland, and Oregon. 

October 30, 2020

5 Part Webinar Series - NTACT and WINTAC

This series of pre-recorded webinars highlights the five required pre-employment transition services. Each of the five webinars include curricula/activities, state spotlights, examples of expected outcomes and ways to identify student progress, tips for successful service delivery, and additional supports and resources that may be used to provide these services for students with disabilities. Please be sure to complete the evaluation located in the Web links pod in the Adobe room. CRC credits (1.5) will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.

To register and view this recorded webinar, please visit the following link(s) to each webinar:


October 22, 2020

Predictor and Practice Updates

NTACT staff and partners recently published the findings of updated reviews of the intervention and correlational research in Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. Download a copy of the evidence- and research-based practices to teach functional skills AND the predictors of post-school success. 

October 12, 2020

New OSEP State Performance Plan/ Annual Performance Report Measurement Table

The final, updated measurement table and instructions for the the  State Performacne Plan/ Annual Performance Data to be collected and reported by state education agencies to the Office of Special Education Programs have been announced. Continue to stay tuned for professional development opportunities NTACT will share from OSEP and its TA partners. 

September 29, 2020

Updating the Secondary Transition Research Base: Evidence- and Research-Based Practices in Functional Skills (Rowe et al., 2020)

Link to the most recent article, summarizing the findings of interventions to teach transition skills (non-academic) for secondary students with disabilities just published in Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

July 09, 2020

Guiding Questions for Youth Exiting High School - Spring/Summer 2020

This resource is designed to help youth with disabilities take steps to transition from high school to adult life. It speaks directly to youth, moving through secondary transition considerations step by step, including:

  • deciding where to start
  • questions to ask
  • getting help and local contacts (e.g., adult agencies and services, Parent Centers)
  • registering for the Selective Service
  • steps and actions to take to meet goals in education and training, employment, and independent living.

Throughout the document there are guiding questions to ask (and spaces to answer) and many, many links to sources of more information.

This resource is a collaborative product of NTACT and CPIR (Center for Parent Information and Resources).


June 08, 2020

VR Celebrates 100 Years

June 2, 2020, marked the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. OSERS' Rehabilitation Services Administration paid tribute to this historical occasion by showcasing how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities! Watch the recorded video here. You may access the transcript and additional materials and resources at the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM). 

April 07, 2020

Guide for VR and Education Collaboration

This guide, developed by TransCen, WINTAC, and NTACT staff, provides information and resources focused on (a) a shared understanding of transition services, (b) developing local partnerships, (c) collaborative approaches to individualized student planning, and (d) engagin with families. 

March 18, 2020

Guidance & Resources During COVID19 Restrictions

NTACT is aware that state and local education and service providers are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, and restrictions associated with COVID19. For informal guidance, please see the March 2020 OSERS Q&A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak, which outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children. Additionally, the Office of Civil Rights Fact Sheet  is available for reference.The U.S. Department of Education's mailbox for COVID questions is at Questions may be sent there and indicate that they are related to IDEA, when submitted. 

NTACT is hosting a webinar for practitioners and family members next Tuesday morning at 11 AM, Eastern. Register. Additional resources willl continue to be posted here and with the webinar. Please view more information under our Events tab. 

If you have resources to share with other States or practitiioners and families - focused on serving transition-age students, while not attending school and work-sites in person - please send them to  with a request that they be shared and we will add them our resource page. We will collate through submissions and share what is most pertinent. 

March 12, 2020

Indicator 14 Data Reporting Clarification from OSEP

OSEP has confirmed that "States will be permitted to to use either Option 1 or Option 2 related to employment when reporting February 1, 2021". Additionally, in the proposed measurement table for the SPP/APR, states would continue to have Options 1 and 2 through the reporting year 2027.