The Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University (T-TAC ODU)
is part of a statewide network of assistance centers that are designed to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth-22 years). The centers provide quality training and technical assistance in response to local, regional, and state needs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Services at T-TAC ODU are generally free of charge and are designed to meet the identified needs of special education professionals in Superintendents Regional Study Groups 2 and 3. Staff members participate on various statewide projects that contribute to successful educational outcomes for all students across the Commonwealth. Further, T-TAC Online offers a web community for special educators in Virginia.
The purpose of the Virginia Department of Education’s T-TAC at Old Dominion University is to improve educational opportunities for children with developmental delays and disabilities (from birth through elementary school) and individuals with intellectual disabilities (through age 21). T-TAC ODU also provides training and support to teachers regarding assistive technology that will assist students with communication needs and provide access to the general education curriculum.
Educational professionals residing in Eastern Virginia and who serve school age students with mild/moderate disabilities and students preparing for secondary transition may seek technical assistance through VDOE’s T-TAC William & Mary. The T-TAC centers throughout the Commonwealth share the same mission which is to increase the capacity of school personnel, service providers, and families to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities; and to foster the state improvement goals for personnel development.