These transition brochures provide important information from the Transition Technical Assistance Advisories developed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They have been designed to offer guidance around the secondary transition process.
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TIPS: The Secondary Transition Planning Process
Learn about key transition terms, creating a student vision, transition assessment, and IEP goal development, as well as tips for working with the IEP Team to develop a strong transition plan.
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2013-1, Postsecondary Goals and Annual IEP Goals In the Transition Planning Process: www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/13_1ta.html
TIPS: Transition Assessment
This brochure explores how assessment can look different setting by setting, strategies for guiding the assessment in line with the student’s vision, and scenarios when consent is or is not required.
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-4, Transition Assessment in the Secondary Transition Planning Process: www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/2014-4ta.html
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2016-2, Promoting Student Self-Determination to Improve Student Outcomes: www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/2016-2ta.pdf
TIPS: Decision-Making and the Age of Majority
This brochure discusses the impact of turning 18 and how families and students can prepare for and manage the decision-making process.
Administrative Advisory SPED 2011-1, Age of Majority: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/11_1.html
TIPS: Secondary Transition Services
Learn about secondary transition services and tools to develop effective secondary transition plans to increase positive outcomes after high school.
TIPS: Disability Disclosure
This brochure is all about Disability Disclosure: what it is, why it’s important, and how it changes from high school to adulthood.
TIPS: The Transition Planning Form (TPF)
Learn about The Transition Planning Form (TPF) and how to use the form to help write the IEP.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Transition Planning Form: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/28MR/28m9.pdf
TIPS: Graduation and Students with IEPs
Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-2, Secondary Transition Services and Graduation with a High School Diploma: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/2018-2.html
TIPS: Autism Spectrum Disorder
This brochure discusses the importance of transition planning for students with ASD. Learn how effective transition services can help students with ASD develop skills they can use when they are adults.
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Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2007-1, Autism Spectrum Disorder: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/07_1ta.html
TIPS: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) through the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Learn about Pre-ETS services provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). This brochure discusses who is appropriate for Pre-ETS, how to get connected to Pr-ETS, and what types of services may be available for students with disabilities.
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2020-1 Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS): http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/2020-1ta.html
TIPS: Chapter 688 Referral
This brochure discusses the Chapter 688 Referral process including who is appropriate for a 688 referral and the importance of the referral for students with significant disabilities who will need services through adult agencies.
MA DESE Guidance on Chapter 688: http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/688/