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Resources: Transition

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  • A Family Guide to Transition Services in Massachusetts (PDF)
    Published by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission in collaboration with the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

  • Going to Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities This guide makes Social Security benefits and employment easy to understand. It was developed for Massachusetts, and so some of the content is specific to MA. However, it also includes more general content that is relevant to all SSI and SSDI recipients. Written in 2011, the guide at this site has a 2015 downloadable update.

  • Planning for Life After Special Education in Massachusetts
    This Transition Services Online Manual is written for parents and students who are advocating for better transition services, including social, vocational and independent living skills.  It is written in an easy-to-understand format but also contains “Endnotes” and an Appendix at the end of the Manual with legal information for attorneys and experienced advocates. The Manual was edited by the Disability Law Center (DLC), in partnership with the Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Institute for Community Inclusion, and Mass. Advocates for Children.  It was written by the Northeastern University School of Law Legal Skills in Social Context program.

  • Transition Assistance to Community Living Environment (TACLE) materials
    These are resources for human services providers who work with people with disabilities and elders.