Information on current research topics, rare syndromes, best practices in the field, etc., is summarized and reported upon request. Also, staff development modules called TACtics are designed for independent or small group study on high interest topics.
Educational materials are available for loan, including assessment instruments, curricula, audio-visuals, reference books, computer software and assistive technology. Electronic checkout is also available via the web site, after receiving a Library Patron ID Number.
To sign up for a Patron ID Number access: Patron ID Request Form. Library materials will be mailed to the requestor’s school with a Library Return mailer/postage. Patrons do not pay postage costs.
Published quarterly during the school year, the T-TAC Network News is distributed at no charge to individuals in each school. Information includes professional updates, assistive technology briefs, current workshops and conferences. To be added to the mailing list, simply provide your name and school address to T-TAC Old Dominion University by filiing out the form provided at this link:Newsletter Subscription.
The Web Site contains TACtics (self-study modules), the T-TAC Old Dominion University newsletters, conference and news updates, a database of library materials available for loan, and links to other disability resources as well as to T-TAC Online.
A regional resource and referral network is comprised of exemplary programs, mentors, trainers and consultants within the Eastern Virginia catchment area.
Workshops/Conferences/Communities of Practice
Professional development workshops and strategically planned training events that address a wide variety of identified needs are conducted throughout the year.
AT Network (ATN)
A group of supportive educators learn about the latest software and assistive technology (AT) and share ideas on integrating AT into the curriculum. ATN members become technology resources for colleagues within their programs.
Consultations are provided by phone, email, or site visits. For site visits a consultant meets with education professionals at their school or other specified location to provide assistance as requested. Priority for consultations are given to personnel in schools “needing improvement” as designated by VA DOE. Other consultative services, as feasible, are conducted utilizing a collaborative process designed to contribute to the success of students with disabilities.