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Technical Assistance

NCSET's technical assistance efforts aim to increase the competencies of state and local agencies, groups, and individuals to cope with change and solve problems directly.


Technical Assistance Areas

NCSET addresses the following areas of national significance. See our Web Sites by Topic Category for a listing of related Web sites.

Secondary Education Assessment and Curriculum
Providing youth with disabilities access to and full participation in the general education curriculum:

  • standards based approaches
  • large scale assessments
  • curriculum and instruction
  • accommodations
  • individual education and transition planning (IEP and ITP)
  • school retention
  • integrated academic and career/work based learning strategies

Postschool Outcomes/Results
Ensuring that youth achieve positive postschool results:

  • self-determination and self-advocacy
  • services, supports and accommodations
  • access to and application of technology
  • coordination and management of supports and services

Youth and Family Participation
Supporting youth and their families to become self-determined in directing the course of their lives:

  • access to the general education curriculum
  • adult systems and services (vocational rehabilitation, Social Security, health programs, etc.)
  • building effective working relationships within families
  • developing natural supports in the community
  • family involvement/parent-professional collaboration
  • health issues
  • IEP and transition planning
  • juvenile justice system
  • leadership development for youth and their families
  • postsecondary education
  • self determination
  • service learning and volunteerism
  • teasing, bullying and harassment

Systems Linkages and Services Coordination
Improving collaboration and system linkages at all levels:

  • systems change strategies
  • interagency collaboration
  • facilitation of school and community based linkages
  • youth access to workforce development systems


Whose Needs Are Addressed

NCSET works directly with states, local programs and other stakeholders to address the technical assistance needs of six major audiences:

  1. State level education reform and systems change initiatives
  2. Local education agencies and community-based programs
  3. Workforce development agencies and initiatives
  4. Youth with disabilities and families
  5. National network of technical assistance and dissemination providers
  6. Federal agencies and national organization


How Technical Assistance Is Provided

NCSET provides services and support through the following strategies:

  • Offering direct contact (E-mail, phone consultations and conference calls)
  • Conducting events (teleconferences, national summits, capacity-building institutes, workshops and meetings)
  • Providing consultation to groups of states in conjunction with partner organizations
  • Providing focused individualized consultation with states or groups working on issues that will benefit others

Technical assistance is not viewed as a "single event" but rather as an opportunity to secure and develop long term relationships with states, local programs and groups interested in promoting effective secondary education and transition policies and practices for youth with disabilities.


Contact Us With Questions

If you have a specific question related to secondary education and/or transition, please contact us (see our contact information below).


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Please contact us with your questions, comments, or suggestions
(include your phone number and the city and state where you live)
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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
6 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
timm0119@umn.edu
612-624-5659 (phone)
612-624-9344 (fax)

We will reply to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your interest!


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