Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance on Services During Restricted Access to Schools and Community Services

NTACT is aware that state and local education and service providers are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, and restrictions associated with COVID19. Guidance documents from the U.S. Department of Education and other relevant federal agencies are posted below.  The U.S. Department of Education's mailbox for COVID-19 related questions is If questions are related to students with disabilties, please indicate "IDEA" in the subject line when submitting the email. Be sure to reference the federal guidance and your own state's guidance regarding the provision of services. 

General guidance from the US Department of Education and its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, as well as specific State guidance is available through the website of the National Center on Systemic Improvement 

CEC Recommended Temporary (only during COVID-19 restrictions) Flexibilities - shared with OSERS - 4-1-2020

Webinar for Direct Support Professionals during COVID-19 - National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals 


Transition Planning and Intervention Resources

NTACT will be hosting webinars on April 7, 14, and 21, focused on the provision of transition focused education during this time while many students are at home, with limited access to school and their communities. Please register for these webinars at our Events page. 

The Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) through the Council for Exceptional Children is hosting 2 webinars "A Town Hall Discussion on aking Transition Online" on  April 6, 3 PM (Eastern) and April 20, 3 PM (Eastern). Find out more at DCDT's Facebook page and you may share resources with the group here

Recorded webinar of Transition Activities at Home_3-24-2020 (external link)

Continue to participate in a discussion of at home ideas and share resources following the webinar! 

Online Instruction Resources and Tips

Many K-12 schools, universities, and professional development providers of transition-focused personnel are moving to online instruction now and in the next few weeks. Below are a few resources to guide this process. 

Office of Civil Rights Short Video on Accessibility

Supporting Accessibility in Online Instruction - Resources from CAST

Examples of Guidance Documents and Resources from Other States

NTACT will share resources here that have been shared with us from states and other entities that may provide our stakeholders with examples to use in their work. We will post guidance documents and other resources that may be adapted, as useful. 

North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council Resources for Self-Advocates and Direct Service Professionals 

Virginia Department of Education Guidance and Resources on COVID-19

Transition TN COVID-19 Response