August 03, 2018

Postsecondary Education and Training Preparation Toolkit

NTACT recently posted this resource, designed to guide practitioners, families, and youth through planning and preparation for successful enrollment and completion of postsecondary education or training opportunities. You may also view sections of the toolkit by visiting NTACT's Toolkits section of the website. Take a look and tell us what you think! 

June 28, 2018

New Resources from States for States

Pathways to the Future is a tool-collection website developed by West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. This website provides resources for school service professionals, students with disabilities in transition age, and their families. Click the link "Pathways to the Future" above, and you can find printable transition-related materials, including transition guide, sample lessons, and work exploration program manual.

North Dakota's Job Coach Training Guide was developed through a partnership between North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Anne Carlson Center, and the West Fargo Public Schools. It is a training resource designed to provide all school personnel, including school personnel who fill the role of a job coach, and any other entity, with information on how to provide Community Based Employment Education to students with disabilities. 

Please see attached "Job Coaching Training Guide"

May 10, 2018

Middle School Transition Planning Practices

Please see this link for this new Annotated Bibliography - here on the website if you click on "Resources" in the upper right-hand corner and then you will find it under "Annotated Bibliographies"

March 13, 2018

Mental Health and Secondary Transition Annotated Bibliography

Please see this link for this new Annotated Bibliography - here on the website if you click on "Resources" in the upper right-hand corner and then you will find it under "Annotated Bibliographies"

February 07, 2018

Teachers Guide to Vocational Rehabilitation

This guide was first released by NTACT in November. This is intended to assist classroom level personnel in understanding how to partner effectively with vocational rehabilitatoin professionals to serve students in transition.

January 19, 2018

New Resource to be Added to the NTACT Website

Recent changes to the Measurement table necessitated updates to the Indicator 14 Data Collection Protocol and other related resources. We are working on revisions and will post guidance as soon as the revisions are finalized and approved. Thank you for your patience.

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.  

January 16, 2018

Resource from NTACT

NTACT's Free Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers

Often it is difficult for teachers and other practitioners to discern what resources are credible and reliable. In 2016, NTACT created a Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) ‘store’ filled with resources that have been proven effective for implementing with youth with disabilities. Each product is based on high quality research and has been shown to be effective for secondary students with disabilities. NTACT resources are grounded in evidence-based and promising practices, vetted by experts in the field, and approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education programs. While we can’t guarantee that every resource may not be effective with every student, the have been proved to work with youth across the country. Each product is based on high quality research and has been shown to be effective for secondary students with disabilities.

November 30, 2017

New Report on Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Justice System

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"A Better Path, A Better Future"

One of the goals of juvenile justice programming is to prevent recidivism and to support youth to successfully rejoin their communities upon release. Incarcerated youth with disabilities – including youth with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disturbances – are at a higher risk for recidivism than youth without disabilities, and too often experience negative post-release outcomes. “A Better Path, A Better Future” [] is a new report describing three innovative projects that have developed strategies for improving the reentry of youth with disabilities from juvenile justice facilities into school, community, employment, and family. The report, published by the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), University of Minnesota, is co-authored by Project RISE at Arizona State University, Project STAY OUT at the University of Oregon, and the MAP Project at ICI.  

August 24, 2017

New Quick Guide: Culturally Linguistically Diverse Youth and Secondary Transition

This "Quick Guide" provides a brief description of issues and opportunities related to transition planning for post-school success for students with disabiliteis from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as links to resources to educators, counselors, service providers, and families. You may also be interested in the report on Minority Male Youth in the Graduation Resources section of our website, if this topic is of interest to you.