The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at George Mason University (GMU)

... is part of the statewide system of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) TTACs. Specialists provide professional development that focuses on improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities through targeted technical assistance (TA) to schools. The goal is to help school personnel gain knowledge and skills to prepare students with disabilities for graduation with a diploma or completion of an appropriate program, and successfully prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

TTAC at GMU in Region 4 provides assistance to the following school divisions:



TTAC News Brief

Data-based decision making is defined as “a continuous process of regularly collecting, summarizing, and analyzing information to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of an action; most importantly, this process is used to answer educational or socially important questions.”

~ (Buffum, Mattos & Weber, 2009)
October 2014


Multi-tiered system of supports “is a framework and philosophy that provides resources and supports to help every student become successful in academics and behavior.” This system “utilizes evidence-based, system-wide practices to provide a quick response to academic and behavioral needs. These practices include frequent progress-monitoring that enables educators to make sound, data-based instructional decisions for students.”

September 2014


Featured Resources

2014 Summer Camp Programs

It is time to find the perfect summer camp! These lists contain camp programs that are designed for or may be accessible to children and youth with disabilities.