Transition: MAICEI

Pandemic-Related Transition Services: MA Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Programs offer a fully inclusive college experience for students with documented intellectual, developmental disabilities and autism to learn alongside their non-disabled peers.   In a MAICEI program students enroll in undergraduate courses, engage inRead more

Transition: DDS

Pandemic-Related Transition Services: Department of Developmental Services  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to become fully engaged members of their community. DDS Family Support Centers are offering a new Transition Project for young adults who: turnedRead more

Transition: MRC

Pandemic-Related Transition Services: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  (MRC) provides services that focus on training and employment, community living, and disability determination for federal benefit programs. Adults who qualify for MRC services may be eligible for extra support, based on your birth date (and when youRead more

Transition: Mass Commission for the Blind

Pandemic-Related Transition Services: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) serves approximately 30,000 individuals who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and full community participation. Pandemic-related transition services will takeRead more

Transition Support

Young Adults Ages 22-25: Extra Help for May Be Available! Through  "Coordinated Pandemic-Related Transition Services" Contact Us    Were you born between March 10, 1998 and September 1, 2001?    Were you enrolled in special education until age 22?    And, do you live in Massachusetts? IfRead more

Planning a Life Conferences 2023

Planning a Life Conferences 2023 Planning a Life (PAL) is a two-day transition conference for parents, caregivers, and professionals working with postsecondary transition-age youth (14 -22). PAL can provide parents and professionals with useful skills and information necessary to support youth as they prepare for full, productiveRead more

Resources for Military Families

Resources for Military Families

Resources for Military Families and Professionals The Federation recognizes and honors the service and sacrifices of our military families. These families face unique educational challenges  impacted by multiple transitions and deployments.  This page provides resources and information to support military families and the professionals who serve them.

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Considering a Placement Change?

Special Education Placement Options What is Available By Law Range of Educational Placements About Private Placements Considering a Placement Change? Coping with Placement Parent Stories Additional Resources About Us Considering a Placement Change? When the child’s educational team agrees that a child is not making effective progressRead more

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments

STudents Are Ready (STAR) Needs Assessments
The Federation's Workforce Success Initiative, STudents Are Ready (STAR) program, will identify and address challenges transition-age students and families face when considering employment after high school. Want to give your input? Here are the service areas and more. Eligibility Requirements and Target Population We need to hearRead more