T/TAC System

The Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University is part of a statewide network of seven regionally located centers that provide professional development and support designed to assist school personnel in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities (ages birth - 22). Factors that encourage successful outcomes of students with disabilities include:

  • School leadership and staff who have high expectations of all students and embrace inclusion of students with disabilities in all school-related activities.
  • Collaboration among individualized education program (IEP) team members to develop as well as implement meaningful IEPs.

  • A curriculum that is aligned with state learning standards and is taught in all settings.

  • Collaboration among special and general education teachers in planning and delivering research-based, effective, and differentiated instruction.

  • Availability and use of appropriate assistive technology.

  • Incorporation of positive behavioral supports into a school-wide approach to discipline.

For more information about training and technical assistance, visit: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/tech_asst_prof_dev/ttac/index.shtml

For more information about special education programs and services in Virginia, visit the VDOE Web site at www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/index.shtml