Part B (ages 6 through 21)

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.
NSTTAC Legal Requirements

U.S. Department of Education - Home Page
President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) – Final

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - Home Page
Twenty-Sixth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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) – Home Page
Interagency Collaboration is 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)
Interagency Collaboration: Where’s the Beef?

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

PACER Center – Home Page
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 - Home Page
Interactive Telecommunications Design: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration
New Visions: Collaboration Between OTs and Optometrists Can Make a Difference in Treating Clients with Visual Problems
Collaborating For Student Success: A Guide For School-Based Occupational Therapy

American School Health Association - Home Page
Coordination of School Health Programs

Association for Career and Technical Education – Home Page

Council for Exceptional Children – Home Page
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