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

TRANSITION PLANNING TOOLS

Timelines Many families and transition-aged students can find the post-secondary transition process overwhelming.  There is a lot to consider.  There can be a lot of uncertainty navigating the possibilities of what life after high school will look like.  Some families find using a transition timeline helps themRead 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

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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