TACC - Technical Assistance Coordination Center

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The Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC) is a new center designed to support the efforts of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to maintain and increase ongoing communication, collaboration, and coordination among the 40+ centers in OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network, and to expand activities between OSEP's centers and other relevant federally funded TA&D Centers, national professional organizations, and a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The goal of this work is to ensure that States have high quality, coordinated TA focused on improving educational results and functional outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families.

The TACC will serve as a coordinating hub for all OSEP funded TA&D centers that provide assistance and support to States, local educational agencies, and stakeholders in the field. The TACC's work will include: (a) integrating in one place and on one platform the technology tools that TA&D centers use to provide data on the information and activities they make available (e.g., the Portal, the Matrix, the IDEA Web site, the Discretionary Database, and various listservs); (b) coordinating conferences and meetings; (c) managing the Proposed Product Advisory Board that collects data on products proposed within the network; and (d) encouraging communication and coordination between OSEP-funded centers through various workgroups, listservs, and the TA Communities of Practice.

For more information on the TACC, please contact us at mrovins@aed.org.