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Virginia Tech President, Dr. Timothy Sands,

gets a lesson from T/TAC on using a head control device for computer access.


President Sands and Royce Jacomen Virginia Tech President, gets a lesson from T/TAC on using a head control device for computer access.

Holly Nester:

Supporting evidence-based practices and communication needs of students with autism.


Holly Nester

Diann Eaton:

Making connections for parents and families in southwest and southside Virginia.


Diann Eaton

Helen Barrier:

Supporting inclusive practices through effective co-teaching.


Helen and Group

Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)

Co-Teaching Demonstration Sites in Regions 6 & 7

Co-teaching team Melissa Honaker & Virginia Justus, Math 7 co-teaching team, Richlands Middle School

The Virginia Department of Education has identified model demonstration sites that showcase general and special education teachers sharing responsibility for the achievement of all students in the general education setting. These sites provide an opportunity for visiting educational teams to see "hands-on" co-teaching, collaboration, and implementation of inclusive and research-based practices.

Contact the VT or RU T/TAC (information below) to determine which sites are open for visitation. Priority will be given to schools that did not meet their Annual Measurable Objectives for students with disabilities. T/TAC staff, in collaboration with the requesting school's building level administration, will determine the professional development needs and service options available. If a site visit is determined to be an appropriate professional development activity for an individual school, the site visit will be coordinated and pre-scheduled by T/TAC. 

VT T/TAC Sites:
RU T/TAC Sites:
Franklin County
- Ben Franklin Middle School – English 7
Carroll County
- Carroll County High School – Algebra 1 Pt. 1 and 2
Roanoke County
- Hidden Valley Middle School –
Math 8
- Hidden Valley Middle School – English 6
Roanoke County
- Hidden Valley High School – English 9 and 11
- Northside Middle School – Math 6
Tazewell County
- Richlands Middle School – Math 7
Galax City
- Galax Middle School – English 7
Wise County
- East Side High School – Algebra 1
Montgomery County
- Christiansburg Middle School – Math 7

T/TAC Has a New Resource in the Library. Check It Out!

    Leveled Library

What is a leveled book library?

A leveled book library is a large set of books organized in levels of difficulty. This includes easy books that an emergent reader might select, to the longer complex books that advanced readers would select. A leveled book library supports a comprehensive reading program.

The purpose of leveled book libraries is to encourage student readers to read at their level: a level not so hard that it will frustrate and not so easy that it will not challenge. Independent reading with leveled books enables students to see themselves as successful readers, which in turn accelerates learning and advances readers into more challenging reading levels. 

To read FAQs about utilizing a leveled library, click here.

Upcoming Events

Autism Conference Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Jed Baker

Attend an autism conference featuring Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Jed Baker on Friday, December 5th in Roanoke, Virginia. Dr. Grandin will speak about her own challenges that she has faced as a person with autism and share her insights on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Jed Baker, behavioral consultant for New Jersey schools, will speak about social communication difficulties specifically for students with ASD, but also those with ADHD, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning. This event is scheduled from 7:00am – 4:30pm. 

Click here for more information and registration.

January 15–16, 2015

Roanoke County Public Schools Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), TSA-CDC Partnership

January 15th:
3:30pm–5:30pm, Training for Educators: Tourette Syndrome in the School and Classroom
6:00pm–7:30pm, Calling All Parents: Understanding Tourette Syndrome, Education, and Family Issues

January 16th: 
8:30am–10:00am, School Psychologists: Techniques for Assisting Students with Tourette Syndrome in the School Setting
10:00am–11:30am, Region VI Special Education Directors: Supporting Students with Tourette Syndrome in Our School Districts

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T/TAC Mission

The mission of the Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth–22 years). This mission is two-fold; first, to increase the... Read More


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