The goal of the Virginia Department of Education's Training & Technical Assistance Center at William & Mary is to improve the educational opportunities for school-age students with mild/moderate disabilities by providing a variety of services and assistance to educational professionals that enhance their professional practices. These services, generally free of charge, are provided through a collaborative format with teams of educational professionals in order to build their capacity to serve school-age students with mild/moderate disabilities.
W&M T/TAC is part of a statewide system of training and technical assistance centers whose mission is to:
Increase the capacity of school personnel, service providers and families to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities
Foster the state improvement goals for personnel development that address improving the performance of children and youth with disabilities by enhancing the knowledge, skills, abilities and performance of all personnel who work with them
The T/TACs 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