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Transition Technical Assistance


Texas Transition Conference

The Texas Transition Conference is a two-day event focused on providing evidence-based practices that result in a smooth transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.



National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.  Includes information and resources on secondary education, transition services, post-secondary education, employment, service agencies, and other areas, national and state organizations that support youth with disabilities, state and local program networks for improvement of secondary education and transition services.



National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

This center provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation’s general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.



National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC)

Serves as a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations so these students receive the quality education and services necessary to succeed academically and graduate from high school.



National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD)

NDPC-SD provides evidence-based technical assistance to help states build and implement sustainable programs and best practices that will yield positive results in dropout prevention, reentry, and school completion for students with disabilities.



National Post-school Outcomes Center (NPSO)

National technical assistance center for Indicator 14 of the State Performance Plans.  The NPSO helps state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities.



National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center  (NSTTAC)

National technical assistance center for Indicator 13 and summary of performance.  Includes resources related to transition legal requirements, evidence-based practices, and lesson plans.  NSTTAC helps states build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities and disseminate information and provide technical assistance on scientifically-based research practices with an emphasis on building and sustaining state-level infrastructures of support and district-level demonstrations of effective transition methods for youth with disabilities.

> Join the NSTTAC Listserv – The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has requested that more Texans join its listserv. The NSTTAC Listserv sends out once weekly notices of upcoming events and new resources. If you want to be a part of this listserv, send a message to NSTTAC at nsttacmail@uncc.edu or contact Florence Parkhill at fgparkhi@uncc.edu.



TEA Special Education Secondary Transition Guidance

General information about transition planning in Texas including state and national resources for technical assistance and training.


Transition in Texas

The official state website for secondary transition and post-school results in Texas. Website provides transition information and resources for educators, parents, students, and agencies.  Click on Texas Transition Network Contacts under Announcements for Regional Transition Specialists contact information.