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Chapter 688

Chapter 688 is a Massachusetts law that facilitates a referral process to an adult state human services agency two years before the intended graduation date.  The idea is that a Chapter 688 referral is sent to a state human service agency by the school district two years before graduation so that agency can be involved in helping with the transition planning process.  A youth must be eligible for the state human service agency because adult services are not an entitlement.

What exactly is the “Turning 22” or Chapter 688 law?

1.  To learn more about the Chapter 688 “Turning 22” Law.

2.  Get an overview of the Chapter 688 process (PDF).

3.  Ever seen the Chapter 688 Referral Form (PDF)? Ask the school two years before graduation whether the referral form has been sent to a state human service agency.