Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)

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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.

What's New?

Region 5 TTAC

From across VA, 100 special educators and 20 mentors putting in the work over the summer to improve practices at the Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) @LEDERICK @IMD_VDOE @MJK_PhD


Take a look at this month's Early Childhood Friday Five. A monthly email with resources that support the important work that you do with young children and families.

The VDOE will be releasing information for school division leadership to express interest in joining the next VTSS Cohort via a Superintendent's Email in the coming weeks. Other VTSS information and updates:

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I'm Determined

We're a few weeks out from finishing the 2022 Youth & Family Summit, and we just want to publicly acknowledge all of the amazing people that helped make this event happen. You all are more valuable than you know! THANK YOU!!!
#IMDsummit #youthvoice

What a cool event! @IMD_VDOE hosted @_danhabib (in person) and Samuel (virtually) for a screening and discussion of #MyDisabilityRoadmap, advocacy, self-determination and other topics at their 2022 Youth and Family Summit this week! #IMDSummit

Keynote speaker Betsy Barnett did a fantastic job and gets a standing O.



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Upcoming Events


TTAC Online Training

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

Virtual Administrators’ Community of Practice (ACoP)

The TTAC at JMU is offering virtual get-togethers to assistant administrators who are responsible for leading special education efforts. If interested in participating, email


Region 5 TTAC

James Madison University

Memorial Hall 7350

395 South High Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22807


P: 1 (540) 568-6746

F: 1 (540) 568-6726