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

Transition Support

Were you or a family member:    Born between March 10, 1998 and September 1, 2001?    Enrolled in special education until age 22?    Looking for Information? You may be eligible for FREE extra services. Contact Us Extra Help May Be Available for Young Adults AgesRead more

Resources for Military Families

Resources for Military Families
Presenters: Lindsey Dablow, MIC3 Training and Operations Associate; Laurel Wironen, School Liaison Program Manager at Hanscom AFB; and Shana Wickham, EFMP-Family Support Coordinator What is a School Liaison? Exceptional Family Member Program Compact 101 Back to School Toolkit from Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) The Military Child Education CoalitionRead more

Considering a Placement Change?

Special Education Placement Options What is Available By Law Range of Educational Placements About Private Placements Considering a Placement Change? Coping with Placement Parent Stories Additional Resources About Us Considering a Placement Change? When the child’s educational team agrees that a child is not making effective progressRead 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