National Transition Resources
The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of, and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals, and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.
The National Post-Schools Outcomes Center (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 (i.e., Indicator 14). The results of collecting Indicator 14 data will be used for national, state, and local reporting and to guide and improve transition services to this population.
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.
The State Independent Living Council, (SILC), is to ensure that all Texans with disabilities have access to quality Independent Living services by providing a framework for service delivery. The SILC upholds the principles of the Independent Living Movement: peer support, self-help, self-determination, equality, and positive systemic change. Volar Center for Independent Living
NTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Cooperative Agreement Number H326E140004. NTACT is funded from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2019.
NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices.
The WINTAC is led by the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University and consists of the following partners:
- The National Disability Institute and their LEAD Center
- The George Washington University’s Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education
- The University of Arkansas CURRENTS
- The Career Index
- The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute
The WINTAC will provide training and technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) and related agencies and rehabilitation professionals and service providers to help them develop the skills and processes needed to meet the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).