Education Week: Postschool Success for Students With Disabilities Linked to Goal-Setting Skills

From Education Week: “Emerging evidence suggests that students with disabilities have better outcomes after school if they set their own goals, have parents who expect them to be self-supporting, and are able to travel independently outside the home, according to a new review of postschool transition research presented Wednesday at the Council for Exceptional Children convention here.

Valerie Mazzotti, Dawn Rowe, and James Sinclair, all associated with the University of Oregon in Eugene, were presenters at a session on recent research from a federally funded longitudinal study of students with disabilities.”  To learn more, click here.


Webinar: Introducing NTACT — April 16 at 3:00 (Eastern)

In case you haven’t heard, The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) is our new national hub for transition resources.  This webinar will overview the new center’s charge, tasks, anticipated resources and services, and how to contact them for information and technical assistance. NTACT’s primary audiences are State Education and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies; however, the information shared should be relevant to any stakeholders in secondary transition.

Please plan to participate to learn about who’s who at NTACT and what they plan to be doing. To access the webinar (it will be recorded), log in at and let the system “dial out” to you.