Name of Engagement

Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)

Contact Information

T/TAC Region 5 or the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services

Contact Details or


The T/TACs are regional offices of the Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education and Student Services, charged with assisting school divisions as they improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (ages birth-22 years). Region 5 T/TAC at JMU provides professional training and networking opportunities to ensure that administrators, teachers, parents, and others are able to meet the needs of youth with disabilities in our region.

Web Presence


Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU


JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA


This is an existing center at JMU.


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Children, Youth, and Family

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

Faculty, staff or professionals working with students with disabilities receive professional development opportunities including webinars and events. Students gain hands on field experience in the field. The community benefits from the success of children and youth with disabilities and the measures in place to improve educational opportunities. The institution benefits from this community partnership.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning



On/Off campus

Off campus

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