National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (N-TACT) (formerly the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, NSTTAC): Improving Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for All Students with Disabilities.
(This change took effect January 1, 2015. We will continue to be located at UNC Charlotte, with co-directors and staff at the University of Oregon and Western Michigan University, TransCen, Inc., and the Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas. Don’t worry – you can still reach us at the same email addresses and our websites will remain intact (no pun intended) for a while, as we develop one grand website for N-TACT in 2015!)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the IRIS Center develops training enhancement materials to be used by faculty and professional development providers for the preparation of current and future school personnel.
A free online professional development library of education resources developed by the IDEA Partnership.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
The Utah Employment Specialist Project provides training, technical assistance, and resources to rehabilitation professionals, transition teachers, and others who provide employment training and support to people with disabilities. USET provides both in-person and internet-based trainings on a variety of topics related to supported and customized employment service delivery.
Utah State University offers a Masters Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Transition.
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University is offering a M.S. or M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Transition from School to Adulthood. The program prepares special education teachers licensed at the bachelor’s level and other eligible graduate students to (a) provide transition services preparing individuals with disabilities for adult living, and (b) support and monitor individuals with disabilities in post-secondary education and supported/competitive employment. Students take “core” masters courses along with transition-related courses. Three courses allow students pursuing special education degrees to work alongside students working towards rehabilitation counseling degrees, thus allowing an interdisciplinary experience. Graduates of this program are specialists who can assist young adults with disabilities towards self-sufficiency and independence as contributing citizens of communities.