Special Education Indicators

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COVID-19

« Prev1 / 2Next »2021-08-17 Updates for School Reopening: Up-to-date DESE Guidance2020 04 15 COVID-19: Tools for Families and Advocates Working Towards FAPEFRC Training_School Regression and Re-entry_2020_08_202021-11-17 Connecting Families: Lack of Progress and Compensatory ServicesSupporting Children on the Spectrum During School ClosureSpecial Education Now: Showing Up forRead more

Haitian Creole Language Presentations

« Prev1 / 1Next »Dwa Debaz nan Edikasyon Espesyal (Basic Rights in Special Education: Haitian Creole) 2018Konprann Pwosesis Planifikasyon Tranzisyon (Transition Planning: Haitian Creole) 2018« Prev1 / 1Next »Read more

Transition Goals in the IEP

Where do transition goals go in the Individualized Education Program (IEP)? View/Download a copy of the Transition Planning Form (TPF) View/Download a copy of the Massachusetts Individual Education Program Transition services are defined by federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA) as a "coordinated set ofRead more

Age of Majority

What changes when my child turns 18? In Massachusetts, at the age of 18, a student is legally considered to be an adult even if they have a disability. This is called the “age of majority”.  In the eyes of the law, they assume adult rights andRead more

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

Transition Planning – REAL

Transition Planning – REAL
TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE - REAL TRANSITION PARTNERS What are transition services? Transition planning is an on-going process that begins at age 14 to prepare students with disabilities for life after high school. It requires planning, skill development, and network support. The LINK Center assistsRead more