COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 178
November 15, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Training and Technical Assistance Centers for Persons
Serving Students with Disabilities

 
  The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with
  information about the newly designed Training and Technical
  Assistance Centers (T/TAC) for persons serving students with
  disabilities.  The Virginia Department of Education's
  regional T/TACs comprise a statewide system which emphasizes
  collaboration in the planning and provision of services to
  meet locally identified needs of persons serving students
  with disabilities (birth through graduation).  Such services
  include training and technical assistance by direct means or
  linking other resources to identified needs.  Several
  changes from the operation and design of past TACs include
  the following:
  
     -    the services address a broader range of persons
          serving students with special needs to address
          instructional development, 
     -    each T/TAC addresses a full range of disabilities
          and ages, and
     -    the centers are aligned and identify with the
          eight (8) Superintendent's Regional Study Groups.
  
  Attached, for your information is the T/TAC Directory.  A
  copy of this information has been forwarded to local
  directors of special education under separate cover.  If you
  need further information about the T/TACs, you may contact
  the special education technical assistance specialist
  assigned to your region or Dr. Patricia Abrams, Associate
  Director for Special Education and Student Services at (804)
  225-2707.
  
  
  
  RTL/pa
  
  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.

               VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  TRAINING/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND UNITE CENTERS DIRECTORY
  
  VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY -- REGIONS 1 & 8
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     T/TAC Office for Region 1     T/TAC Office for Region 8
     School of Education           Learning Center Campus
     VCU Box 842020                P. O. Box 309
     Richmond, VA  23284-2020      Lawrenceville, VA  23868
  
  TRAVEL LOCATION:
     T/TAC                         Learning Center Campus
     Oliver Hall                   Brunswick County Schools
     1015 W. Main Street           615 W. 3rd Ave. (Park St.
                                   & 3rd)    
     Richmond, VA  23284-2020      Lawrenceville, VA  23868
  
  PHONE:
     T/TAC    Region 1 -- (804) 828-6947    Region 8 -- (804) 848-6300
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     800-828-1120
          
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-426-1595
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     Region 1            Region 8
     VCU                 Brunswick
     (804) 828-7495      (804) 848-6333
  
  Project UNITE Central Region TAC (Regions 1 & 8):  
  
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     Dept of Rehabilitative Services
     P.O. Box K300
     Richmond VA 23288-0300
  
  TRAVEL LOCATION: 
     8004 Franklin Farms Dr
     Richmond VA 23288-0300
  
  PHONE:
     (804) 662-7605
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (804) 662-9040
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-390-2616
  
  FAX NUMBER:
     (804) 662-7663
  
  
  
  OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (Research Foundation)/
  COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY--REGIONS 2 & 3
  
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     Training and Technical Assistance Consortium - Eastern
  Virginia
     ODU Office                    W & M Office
     T/TAC                         T/TAC 
     Old Dominion University       The College of William &
  Mary
     1401 West 49th Street         P. O. Box 8795
     Norfolk, VA  23529-0164       Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
  
  PHONE:
     ODU
     T/TAC          (757) 683-4333
  
     W & M
     T/TAC          (757) 221-1925
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-323-4489 
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (757) 683-5833 (ODU)
     (757) 221-2988 (W & M)
  
  Project UNITE Tidewater Region TAC (Regions 2 & 3):
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     Dept of Rehabilitative Services
     5365 Robin Hood Road
     Suite G
     Norfolk VA 23513
  
  PHONE:
     (757) 858-6754
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (757) 858-6766
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-552-5019
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (757) 858-6758
  
  
  JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (NORTHWESTERN CONSORTIUM WITH
  GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AND LYNCHBURG COLLEGE) -- REGIONS 4
  & 5
  
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     T-TAC
     James Madison University
     Harrisonburg, VA  22807
  
  TRAVEL LOCATION: 
     Suite 22B, Medical Arts West
     Harrison Street
     Harrisonburg, VA  22801
  
  PHONE:
     T/TAC     (540) 568-6746
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (540) 568-7839 
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     888-205-4824
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (540) 433-0559
  
  GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY -- REGIONS 4 & 5
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     George Mason University T-TAC
     Center for Human disAbilities
     4400 University Drive, Mail Stop 1F2
     Fairfax, VA  22030-4444
  
  PHONE (VOICE/TDD):
     (703) 993-3670
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER (VOICE/TDD):
     800-333-7658
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (703) 993-3681
  
  
  LYNCHBURG COLLEGE -- REGIONS 4 & 5
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     Lynchburg College T-TAC
     1501 Lakeside Drive 
     Lynchburg, VA  24501
  
  
  TRAVEL LOCATION:
     500 Westwood Avenue
     Lynchburg, VA  24501
  
  PHONE:
     T/TAC     (804) 544-8203
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (804) 544-8499 
  
  Project UNITE Northern Region TAC (Regions 4 & 5):
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     Dept of Rehabilitative Services
     7411 Alban Station Court
     Suite B-255
     Springfield VA 22150-2292
  
  PHONE:
     (703) 569-4303
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (703) 569-4306
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-552-5019
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (703) 569-3578
  
  
  VA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY/RADFORD
  UNIVERSITY -- REGIONS 6 & 7 
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     VA Tech - T-TAC
     College of Human Resources & Education
     222 Lane Hall
     Blacksburg, VA  24061-0254
  
  PHONE:
     (540) 231-5167
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-848-2714
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (540) 231-5672
  
  RADFORD UNIVERSITY -- REGIONS 6 & 7
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     Radford University - T-TAC
     College of Education & Human Development
     205 Russell Hall - Box 7006
     Radford, VA  24142
  PHONE:       
     T/TAC     (540) 831-5736
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-848-2714 (rings at VA Tech - will transfer)
  
  FAX NUMBER:  (540) 831-6053
  
  Project UNITE Southwest Region TAC (Regions 6 & 7):
  MAIL ADDRESS:
     Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
      and State University (VA Tech)
     215 Lane Hall
     Blacksburg VA 24061-0254
  
  PHONE:
     (540) 231-9291
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (540) 231-9175
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     NONE        
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (540) 231-3292
  
  
  PROJECT UNITE SPECIAL EDUCATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS
  FOR POST-SCHOOL TRANSITION: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF
  REHABILITATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR'S OFFICE 
  
  MAIL ADDRESS: 
     Dept of Rehabilitative Services
     P.O. Box K300
     Richmond VA 23288-0300
     
  TRAVEL LOCATION:
     8004 Franklin Farms Dr
     Richmond VA 23288-0300
  
  PHONE:
     (804) 662-7081
  
  TDD PHONE NUMBER:
     (804) 662-9040
  
  TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:
     800-390-2616
  
  FAX NUMBER:  
     (804) 662-7663