The transition for youth with disabilities from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process.
The Federation’s Transition project, REAL Transition Partners, connects Massachusetts youth and young adults with disabilities of transition age (14-26) and their families to information and support as they plan for productive, independent, and meaningful adult lives.
REAL works with the Parent Training Information Center (PTIC) at the Federation to strengthen parents’ ability to participate fully in their children’s education at school and at home. REAL specifically supports families in addressing transition-related concerns.
REAL provides information and resources for employment, post-secondary education, access, and community living.
The transition for youth with disabilities from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process
All students should be life-long learners; review educational options from training programs to college
All youth/young adults should explore their interests in a variety of work/volunteer settings
Community Living/Adult Systems
Building a community of support helps the transition to the community and adult systems