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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 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.

May 01, 2017

CIPP - "What the Research Says About Inter-Organizational Collaboration"

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Program’s (OSEP) vision for its Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) centers is that they will, when appropriate, work together and provide collaborative, effective, and efficient targeted and intensive technical assistance (TA), especially when working to provide TA within the same state. In fact, collaboration is a key component of OSEP’s conceptual framework, and OSEP expects TA&D centers to collaborate to leverage and maximize resources and increase the likelihood of systemic improvements by helping states prioritize their needs. This review was developed to inform OSEP’s ongoing efforts to deliver the highest quality TA&D projects and to determine whether and how interorganizational collaboration between TA centers might lead to improved outcomes. The literature is broad, so the focus here is limited to whether and how interorganizational collaboration might lead to improved outcomes, with particular attention paid to sources that focused on collaboration between organizations that were comparable to the TA&D centers (see the Appendix for key points from relevant sources).

For more information, see document below.

April 26, 2017

"Moving from Assessment to Evidence-Based Practice"

NTACT has developed a model to provide teachers with a process for incorporating effective practices and predictors into the transition planning process to improve effective, transition-focused education and services. 

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"

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.


March 31, 2017

Professional Development for Transition Annotated Bibliography

Prepared by Mary E. Morningstar, Kelly Clark, Debra G. Holzberg 2017

Read the Bibliography

March 21, 2017

Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit (Recently Update)

The Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit has recently been updated.  To access the updated material please visit or click on downloadable link below.

February 10, 2017

Top Resources

Below are quick links to resources on NTACT's website for specific audiences. We are developing more for families, students, school counselors and others. These documents briefly describe a resource and how it might be used and provide links directly to the resource. Let us know what you think!

January 17, 2017

Transition Resource Guide

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities.   This guide is being issued by OSERS, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Office of Special Education Programs to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce. 

This transition guide addresses the following topics to facilitate a seamless transition from school to post-school activities:

  • Transition planning: opportunities and programs;
  • Transition services and requirements, as authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Rehabilitation Act;
  • Education and employment options for students and youth with disabilities after leaving secondary school; and
  • Supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities. 

We recognize the significance of collaborative partnerships and hope that the information in this guide will assist students and youth with disabilities and their families in developing and pursuing their goals for adult life.  Additionally,  this transition guide will help students and youth with disabilities and their families to better understand how State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies work together to facilitate improved outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. 

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