What is Chapter 688?

What is a Chapter 688 referral (“Turning 22” Law)? Chapter 688 is a law in Massachusetts addressing the needs of young adults with severe disabilities as they end their public-school education and transition into the adult service system.  It requires a planning process to start at leastRead more

Transition Laws

FEDERAL SPECIAL EDUCATION LAWS REQUIRING AND DEFINING TRANSITION SERVICES FEDERAL SPECIAL EDUCATION LAWS REQUIRING AND DEFINING TRANSITION SERVICES Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.  In IDEA (2004), Congress stated as follows: “Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in noRead more

POST-SECONDARY TRANSITION PLANNING

How can I help my child plan for life after high school? Helping a student with disabilities plan and prepare for life after high school is called the post-secondary transition process. In Massachusetts, students receiving special education services are eligible for post-secondary transition planning and supports whenRead more

Early Childhood

Parents are their child’s first teacher, and the first years of life are critical in a child’s brain development. There are many, every day, activities you can do with your baby to promote positive growth like Talk with your baby, put words to the things they lookRead more

Portuguese Resources

Support and Resources in Portuguese: Providers working with Portuguese Families: We hope that you find it helpful to have the names in English for the links to Portuguese resources found at www.fcsn.org/recursos-em-portugues Videos in Portuguese – YouTube click here 1:1 Support or IEP Review Scheduling – click

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