Turning 14

Massachusetts Law

Beginning age 14 or sooner if determined appropriate by an individualized education program team, school age children with disabilities shall be entitled to transition services and measurable postsecondary goals, as provided under the federal Individual Disabilities with Education Act, 20 USC sec. 1400, et sec.

Federal Law

Transition services are defined by federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA) as a “coordinated set of activities…designed to be within a results oriented process,…to facilitate the student’s movement from school to post-school activities.”

Transition services are based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account his/her strengths, preferences, and interests. These services help young adults to live, work, participate in the community, and go on to further education or training as independently as possible when they leave high school.

Massachusetts Resources:

Connect with us:

To schedule a one hour consult please contact Andrea Morris, Director of Family Supports, at amorris@thearcofghn.org or at 978-373-0552 ext. 211. For bilingual support contact Luis Bachman at luis.bachman@thearcofghn.org or 978-373-0552 ext. 205.

Current Hours:
Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm, by appointment only.
Extended hours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of the month via zoom from 5pm until 7:30pm, by appointment only.

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