Part B (ages 6 through 21)

This topic includes resources about collaborative roles, collaborative framework, interagency coordination, and  collaborative service delivery.

Federal Sources Federal Sources

No one piece of legislation defines government services to youth with disabilities. Instead there are a number of Acts that impact youth with disabilities.  Collaboration is an important element in all:
•    The Rehabilitation Act
•    The Americans with Disabilities Act
•    The Olmstead Decision (ADA Title II)
•    The Higher Education Opportunity Act
•    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
•    Workforce Investment Act of 1998
TATRA Legislation Section
Search on each Act for interagency collaboration for specific requirements.

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
General IDEA Guidance from OSEP
OSEP’s Legislation and Policy Guidance
OSEP Policy Correspondence

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA 2004 Website:

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.
Topic Briefs:
Secondary Transition
Individualized Education Program (IEP), Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP
Individualized Education Program (IEP)

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)

Interagency Collaboration is seen in transition interagency council characteristics and activities, which include: case management, agency directories, agreements, councils, general information, local business advisory boards, and parent networks (from Predictor Definitions)
Interagency Collaboration: Transition’s Reality Show
NSTTAC’s Model for State Capacity Building
Analysis of State Performance Plans for Indicator 13 (Spring, 2007)

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

PACER Center
Project C3: Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers
Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act (TATRA project)
TATRA Knowledge Center - PACER Transition Resources
Interagency Collaboration and Transition
Transition Planning and Employment

American Occupational Therapy Association
Collaborative Consultation: The Efficacy of Remedial and Compensatory Interventions in School Contexts
Abstract only  

American School Health Association

Coordination of School Health Programs

Association for Career and Technical Education


Council for Exceptional Children
Addressing Bumps in the Collaboration Road
Collaboration in Today's Schools: Practical Ideas for Pragmatic Issues
Bringing Services to Students Through Collaboration
Dimensions of Family and Professional Partnerships: Constructive Guidelines for Collaboration

Easter Seals
Easter Seals Project ACTION: Emergency Preparedness Resources
Coming Together for Children: The Promise of State Child Care/IDEA Collaboration
Coordination of Transportation Services: Local Collaboration is Key

Education Commission of the States

ECS Education Policy Issue Site: P-16
Making Smart Investments in Afterschool: A Policy Primer for State and Local Leaders

National Association of School Psychologists
Ensuring High Quality, Comprehensive Pupil Services
NASP Position Statement on Interagency Collaboration

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Early Literacy - go to Especially for Young Children
RTI Action Network - High School Resources
Annotated Bibliography of RTI Resources (on RTI Action Network)



National Association of Elementary School Principals
Building a Culture of Collaboration
A Future of Global Collaboration and Project-Based Learning
PLCs Demystified Note:
PLCs are professional learning communities.