Transition Planning into Adulthood
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.
Federal “Turning 22” 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.”
MA Transition Planning Tool – Exceptional Lives
- MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Secondary TransitionTransition Timeline (Arc of Mass)
- Transition Timeline (Arc of Mass)
- Federation of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN)
- Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN)
Executive Office of Human & Health Services (EOHHS)
- Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
- Department of Mental Health (DMH)
- Department of Public Health (DPH)
- MassHealth (Medicaid)
MassOptions – Free resource that links you to services that help you or a loved one live independently
Supported Decision Making, Alternatives & Guardianship
Guardianship Tool – Exceptional Lives
- Center for Future Planning
- Health Insurance Support
Health Insurance Tool – Exceptional Lives
- Massachusetts Health Connector
- The Insurance Resource Center for Autism and Behavioral Health
- Premium Assistance
Social Security Tool – Exceptional Lives
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA)
- MA Driving Resources
- DriveWise & DriveAdvise (Driver’s License)
Connect with us:
To schedule a one hour, consult please fill out the Intake Form below:
For additional support contact Andrea Morris, Director of Family Supports, at email@example.com or at 978-373-0552 ext. 211.
Para apoyo bilingüe contacte a Rowan DeAza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-373-0552 ext. 216.
Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, appointments preferred.
Extended hours are offered by appointment only.