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Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA) is designed to support educators in creating substantive changes within their school district or educational program that improve employment outcomes for students with significant disabilities (i.e., intellectual disability, autism, multiple disabilities). Proposed changes should improve work-based learning experiences, enhance coordination with adult service agencies, and/or meet other school-identified needs related to preparing students with significant disabilities for employment.  

 

Educational teams who engage in TTA will work in cooperation with the ICTW to jointly develop an action plan that defines the steps to achieving the applicant’s goals, the roles and responsibilities of both the ICTW and the applicant, and the types of assistance to be provided by the ICTW. All requests for TTA must involve a team approach and include administrative support for creating the proposed changes.

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Application Process

Applications may be submitted using the ICTW online portal

Once an application is received, it will be reviewed to determine if it meets the following criteria:

  • Focuses on preparing students with significant disabilities (i.e., intellectual disability, autism, multiple disabilities) for employment
  • Supports substantive programmatic changes within a school district or educational program
  • Demonstrates administrative support and team commitment to the proposed project

ICTW staff will meet with each applicant that meets criteria to learn more about their proposed project and discuss the types of support the ICTW can provide. If a decision is made by the applicant and ICTW to move forward with TTA, a follow-up meeting will be scheduled to jointly develop an action plan that defines the steps to achieving the applicant’s goals, the roles and responsibilities of both the ICTW and the applicant, and the types of assistance to be provided by the ICTW. 

If you would like to discuss an idea for TTA, or have questions about the TTA program or application process, please email contact-ictw@illinois.edu.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.