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WELCOME - TA&D Network's CoP site


     The TA&D Network has TAcommunities- a place for stakeholders to communicate, collaborate, & coalesce around issues using the Communities of Practice (CoP) approach.  This strategy is used by the Technical Assistance & Dissemination Network (TA&D) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to extend tecnhical assistance (TA).

     The CoPs within TAcommunities also provide resources & support to states on issues that impact students & children with disabilities, & their families.  The CoP approach can be used to extend technical assistance to states & others through collaboration on a wide variety of education topics (an example would be the State Performance Plan [SPP]/Annual Performance Report [APR] process which is done annualy by the states). 

   For additional information on CoPs & how they work you can go to Etienne Wenger's CoP page & the Center for Disease Control has some "how to" resources


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The TA&D Network can-

  • provide technical assistance, disseminate useful information,
  • implement activities that are supported by scientifically-based research, &
  • promote academic achievement & work toward improving results for children with disabilities & their families.