Turning 18 – Age of Majority

Transition Planning into Adulthood

Turning 18 Checklist (Adapted from The Arc of Mass Transition Timeline)

  • Looking into future planning – www.futureplanning.thearc.org
  • Help your child actively participate in his/her IEP meeting. He/she should be part of planning their learning and life goals.
  • Make sure emphasis on IEP is on post-school goals that will make the biggest differences in the life of your child.
  • Continue to consider transition assessments to clarify student’s continued skill development needs.
  • Invite a representative from a human service agency, (example: Transition Coordinator from DDS or MRC) to attend your child’s IEP meeting.
  • Network with other families who have been through the transition process.

Other Turning 18 Checklists:

Connect with us:

To schedule a one hour consult please contact Andrea Morris, Director of Family Supports, at andrea.morris@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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