REAL Transition Partners:  Exploring Post-Secondary Options

Transitioning from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process for students with disabilities and their families.
The Federation’s Transition project, REAL Transition, connects youth and young adults with disabilities of transition age (14-26) and their families to information and support as they plan for productive, independent, and meaningful adult lives.
The REAL Transition project works with the Parent Training Information Center (PTIC)  to provide trainings to teach parents how to navigate the post-secondary transition process, how to ask the right questions, and how to find the answers they need.
We can also provide families and professionals with information and resources about employment, post-secondary education, and community living through calls to our Information Center.
Contact us at (800) 331-0688 / (413) 323-0681 (western MA) or at



Transition Planning

The transition for youth with disabilities from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process


Post-Secondary Education

All students should be life-long learners;  Educational options from training programs to college

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All youth/young adults should explore their interests in a variety of work/volunteer settings


Community Living/Adult Systems

Building a community of support helps the transition to the community and adult systems