Planning A Life Conferences 2024

Planning A Life Conferences 2024 Planning A Life (PAL) is a transition conference for transition-age youth (14-22), their families, & professionals who support them. PAL provides parents and professionals with useful skills and information necessary to support youth as they prepare for full, meaningful lives during andRead more

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

Age 22-26

Were you or a family member:    Born between March 10, 1998 and September 1, 2001?    Enrolled in special education until age 22? You may be eligible for FREE extra services. Contact Us: dbaker@fcsn.org or (617) 236-7210 x335 Extra Help May Be Available for Young Adults AgesRead 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

DESE Indicator Meetings 2023

High Expectations for All Students! Learn about the Federal Indicators for Special Education. Each session will take place 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - All groups will provide interpretation in ASL, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. Register Thursday, January 11, 2024 Indicator 3 -  AssessmentRead more

NextGen Careers Initiative

NextGen Careers Initiative
The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) has partnered up with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to bring a special program provided by MRC for young adults with disabilities who are 18-30 years old to help them explore the world of work and discover a careerRead more