Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)

COVID-19 Special Education information and resources are available.

Welcome to TTAC at JMU

Virginia Department of Education’s TTACs provide professional development and support designed to assist schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities.

What We Do

The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at James Madison University is part of a statewide network funded through the Virginia Department of Education with funds from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

TTAC staff members provide a variety of professional development services for educators in Region 5.

Services are tailored to meet identified needs and include:

  • consultations
  • workshops
  • lending library
  • website
  • newsletters

These services are designed to facilitate use of research-based practices and increase capacity to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Upcoming Events


TTAC Online Training

What is new on Online Training? Click to discover topics in assistive technology, literacy, High Leverage Practices (HLPs), and supporting military families.

Resource Material

Virtual Administrators’ Community of Practice (ACoP)

The TTAC at JMU is offering monthly virtual get-togethers to assistant principals who are responsible for leading special education efforts. 

If interested in participating, contact Jacki Nickel at

Early Childhood “Cups and Conversation” Series.

Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m., every other week, pour yourself a cup of your morning beverage of choice and join colleagues from across the state to chat about how you are supporting families through the COVID-19 crisis.