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

A child's math ability at school-entry is a better predictor of academic achievement, high school graduation, and college attendance than any other early childhood skill (Szekely, 2014). High quality elementary math instruction is vital for student success in middle and high school math classes. Period. From preschool through 5th grade, students need a solid foundation built on their discovery and exploration of math concepts, procedures, and problem solving. As a result of active involvement and hands-on experience, they are more confident that math does “make sense” and is relevant to them (Cook, 1995).

November 2014


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


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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.