Information and Services

Answering Questions

If there are questions about special education and transition planning call the Massachusetts Parent Training Information (PTIC) Call Center at the Federation for Children with Special Needs. The PTIC works closely with REAL Transition Partners to support families in addressing transition related concerns. They can respond to all questions and concerns. The PTIC is a resource available to multi-lingual, multi-cultural families. Materials and information can be translated in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian, and Chinese.

Call: 617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688


Online: Information Center Intake Form

Education and Training

Planning a Life Conference

Planning a Life is a two day transition planning conference with information and resources for families and young adults with disabilities. Topics include: Transition laws, Vision development, Transition assessments, IEP goals, Career preparation, Community connections, and Family involvement.

Free Transition Workshops

We offer transition workshops upon request.  Presentations include:

  • Basic Rights: Transition Planning (for IEP students ages 14-22)
  • Creating a Post-Secondary Vision

Website and Getting Connected

REAL Transition Partners’ website is a great resource for relevant up-to-date transition information. Explore to learn more about transition related laws, resources, and Strongest LINKS blog for promising practices.

Archived Webinars

Find webinars and related materials!

REAL Transition Partners – FCSNTransition Listserve

Join the FCSNTransition Listserve on Google Groups to receive on going communication around transition related questions.

Community Participation and Collaboration

REAL Transition Partners actively participates in several transition committees and taskforce groups throughout the state.  As a centralized hub for transition information, REAL partners closely with:

Easter Seals of Massachusetts, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Massachusetts Advocates for ChildrenMassachusetts Independent Living Centers, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.