The Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (or “TA&D Network”) is a network of approximately 45 Centers (this fluctuates as old projects end or new ones begin) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These projects provide information and technical assistance to states, schools, educational professionals and families, on topics such as autism, deafness, disproportional representation, dispute resolution, learning disabilities, parenting children with special needs, positive behavior support and transition.
The TACC works with the TA&D Network to coordinate and support the work of these projects.


The Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC) was formed in 2008 to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and communication between the Technical Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Broadly, TACCs thematic mandate is to help create and support: 
  • Collaboration and coordination across Centers
  • Reduced duplication of effort
  • Maximized use of funds by leveraging the numbers in the network to provide less-expensive service options
  • Management of multiple conferences and providing Conference Services across the TA&D Network
  • Information Databases for TA&D Network use
  • Webinar technology, services and support
  • Technical assistance that crosses over platforms and reaches the broadest possible audience
The TACC is based in Washington, DC at FHI 360, a non-profit education and development organization. The TACC is funded by a five-year grant from OSEP.