TACE Northwest – serving the Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
TACE Northwest began at CCER on October 1st, 2008. Laurie Ford, Kathe Matrone, and Paul Dziedzic provide leadership for the regional program, while Katie Cissell, John Dineen, John McClure, Conrad Kuehn, Tammi Olson, Susan Bonnell, and Pat Brown round out the staff. TACE Northwest is charged with responding to the technical assistance and training needs of the seven state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and their partners in the four states of this region.
The goals of the TACE Centers are to:
contribute to the improved quality of VR services;
help increase effectiveness & efficiency of State VR agencies and their partners in delivering VR services;
help improve the quantity and quality of VR employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Partners include tribal VR programs, State Rehabilitation Councils (SRCs), community rehabilitation programs (CRPs), Client Assistance Programs (CAPs), independent living centers (CILs), State Independent Living Councils (SILCs), assistive technology projects, and just about any other agency or organization that works with state VR to assist individuals with disabilities in achieving employment. The activities of TACE Northwest are guided by a regional Advisory Committee that includes representatives from the VR agencies and partner groups.
TACE Northwest is part of a National VR Technical Assistance Network that includes the other nine regional TACE centers, Research and Training Centers funded through NIDRR, and national IL and AT technical assistance centers. To find TACE resources in another region, click here.
As a member of the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), TACE Northwest offers training leading to national certificates in Employment Services, Management, and Leadership.
TACE Northwest activities are sponsored by Department of Education grant #H264A08003. For more information on receiving technical assistance through the TACE, click here. For more information on continuing education offered by the TACE, click here.