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. 

February 03, 2020

WIOA/IDEA/PerkinsV Crosswalk of Indicators

A snapshot of related data elements across three pieces of legislation, relevant to service provision for transition-age students and youth with disabilities. 

Additional resources and event information regarding the intersections of work across Career and Technical Education, special education, and vocational rehabilitation are hosted in our Communities of Practice resources. 

December 04, 2019

Resource Moved to CoP Page

December 04, 2019

Resources for participants at CTE Summit Moved to CoP Page

November 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Education Daily Digest Bulletin

Today, we’re excited to roll out the newly updated and expanded College Scorecard, a tool that provides students more information than ever before as they make decisions about the next steps in their lifelong learning journeys.

We expanded the new College Scorecard to include potential debt and earnings information based on what a student wants to study (including 2-year programs, 4-year degrees, certificate programs and graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships. Using College Scorecard’s comparison tool, you can compare up to ten different school options and see how they stack up.

Check out this video to see the newly updated features to College Scorecard:


With more comprehensive information and expanded comparison tools, College Scorecard is a great resource for any student to find the right fit!  

WATCH and SHARE this video to your social media network to spread the word!

November 14, 2019

Skills Taught with Effective Practices

An effective practice (i.e., evidence-based, research-based, or promising) is a teaching method used to teach a specific skill that has been shown to be effective based on high-quality research (Cook, Tankersly, & Landrum, 2009; Odom, Brantlinger, Gersten, Horner, Thompson, & Harris, 2005).