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September 16, 2019

Status of State-Defined Alternate Diplomas in 2018-19

The possibility of developing a “state-defined alternate diploma” for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities was included in the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. To count this diploma in a graduation measure for accountability, several criteria must be met, including that it must be standards-based, aligned to state requirements for the regular high school diploma, and obtained within the time period for which the state ensures the availability of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Please see attached file for further information.

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April 10, 2017

"How are Youth in Special Education Faring?" data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012

The NLTS2012 reports are available at this link.

 

April 25, 2017

"Strategies for School Completion Online Module"

Learn about the reasons why students with disabilities drop out of school, three factors that influence drop out, and multi-tiered strategies that promote school completion. This new module from NTACT and the Transition Coalition is full of useful resources, tips, and tools that you can use right now!

"Strategies for School Completion Online Module"

March 01, 2019

13th Annual Capacity Building Institute DRAFT Agenda

Register here: https://uncc.surveyshare.com/survey/respond/respond?survey_key=AYAUYRB&response_id=6038984&context=  

Please view the agenda for details for this event.

A room rate has been negotiated at $159/night plus 15.25% taxes and fees, under "NTACT". Please make your hotel reservation by April 14, 2019 to access this rate.  You may use this direct link for the NTACT room block: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CLTHUHF-NTACT-20190505/index.jhtml 

If you would like information on an alternative hotel, please email us ntactmail@uncc.edu. 

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May 01, 2017

2017 Red Book (English Version) from Social Security

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Red Book (English Version) is now available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/redbook in both pdf and html accessible formats. Inside the publication, they have included information about specific resources (including PROMISE and our other demonstrations) to assist youth which you may find useful. Also, the printed publication will be available in May 2017. Printed copies, or copies in other formats such as audio tapes, CD, or Braille, of the Red Book must be requested. Please see the attached flyer for information on how to obtain and request both online and printed copies of the Red Book.

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November 07, 2016

A List of NTACT Resources Useful for School Building and School District Administrators

Please see attached file for more information.

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December 13, 2016

A New Resource from The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and NTACT

Considerations for Developing State-Defined Alternate Diplomas for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities under Title I of the 2015 Reauthorization

August 18, 2016

A Snapshot of Youth-Focused Technical Assistance Centers: A Guided Tour of the Intersections and Distinctions Across Five of the Nation’s Disability and Youth-Focused TA Centers

This recording is a guided tour of the intersections and distinctions across five of the nation's disability and youth-focused technical assistance centers.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, Promise TA Center, Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

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January 16, 2018

Another Resource from NTACT

Resources for Improving States' Performance on the State Performance Plan (SPP)/ Annual Performance Report (APR) Part B Secondary Transition Indicators

The purpose of this document is twofold. First, it provides a brief summary of states’ Federal Fiscal Year 2015 (FFY2015) IDEA Part B Indicators 1: graduation rates, 2: dropout rates, 13: transition components of the IEP, and 14: post-school outcomes. These Indicators pertain only to students with disabilities and are reported yearly to the Office of Special Education Programs as part of the State Performance Plan (SPP)/ Annual Performance Report (APR). Collectively, these four indicators are known as “secondary transition” Indicators. Second, it provides a summary of NTACT resources states and local education agencies can access to improve their performance on these secondary transition Indicators.  

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April 10, 2019

Assessment to Practice Model - updated

This resource was originally developed (2017) to provide classroom level practitioners with a model for moving from collecting assessment data to identifying strengths, needs, and goals. Then, using the best available evidence for predictors of post-school success and effective practices for instruction, developing transition services and related IEP goals that reflect the research. The model was recently updated to make steps more explicit and provide updated case-study models for the process. Tell us what you think at ntactmail@uncc.edu! 

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