We are the Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center

The mission of Virginia’s Training and Technical assistance Centers (TTAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth – 22 years). The Centers provide quality training and technical assistance in response to local, regional, and state needs. TTAC services increase the capacity of schools, school personnel, service providers, and families to meet the needs of children and youth.

Visit TTAC Online for more details. 

The TTACs and VDOE support

  • Personnel development that fosters access to the general education curriculum and achievement in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities
  • Personnel to prepare school-age students with disabilities for graduation or completion of a program in preparation for postsecondary life
  • Schools in meeting Virginia’s accreditation standards and federal accountability targets for performance indicators

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.

We are part of a Statewide TTAC System

The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at James Madison University works collaboratively with other centers and organizations across the state of Virginia to provide services to children and youth with disabilities.  

We Serve School Divisions & Programs
in VDOE Superintendents' Region 5

We are part of the
College of Education at
James Madison University


Region 5 TTAC

James Madison University

Memorial Hall 7350

395 South High Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22807


P: 1 (540) 568-6746

F: 1 (540) 568-67462

E: region_5_ttac@jmu.edu