Resources

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Event Resources

Transition Roundtable Resource Booklet 2017


General Transition Resources

Disability Gov Guides to Information


Mass DOE Transition Page


Disability Scoop

 

O*NET Online

The O*NET OnLine website has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals and students.  It can be an invaluable resource in the development of a student’s vocational goals.



College

10 Best Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Article

This article in the Special Needs Digest (from Thursday, March 30, 2017) highlights colleges with highly regarded programming for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. If you are unsure of where to begin your college search, this is the perfect place to start.

 

Going to College

This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.


Accredited Schools for Students with Disabilities

This guide was put together to help disabled students and their parents better understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to a postsecondary education. You will also find useful tips and information for locating the college or university program that best suits your needs.


"R U Ready" for College Article and Student Questionnaire pdf


Landmark College’s Guide to Assessing College Readiness


Think College

College Options and Resources for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Think College is designed to provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition-aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.


Mass Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative

Funded by the Commonwealth since 2007, the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative offers grants to college-school partnerships to support eligible public high school students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-22, to increase their academic and career success by being included in a college or university community of learners.

 


Independent Living and Medical Assistance

Mass Options

Empower you to make informed choices by making access to community services and supports easier. Trained specialists from MassOptions give you fast, personalized attention. All you need to do is tell them about yourself or what you need to live independently.

 

MetroWest Center for Independent Living

MetroWest Center for Independent Living: TAP- Transition to Adulthood Program is specialized to work with young adults with disabilities who will be transitioning out of high school. Our mission is to work directly with young adults, help them determine their goals and find pathways to achieving these goals.

BenePLAN Team

BenePLAN assists individuals with disabilities — in particular those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — to understand how working and earning or increasing wages impacts these and other public benefits.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Be prepared for your next medical appointment. Create a list of questions that you can take with you whether you are getting a checkup, talking about a problem or health condition, getting a prescription, or discussing a medical test or surgery. Whatever the reason for your visit, it is important to be prepared. With the Question Builder, it is easy.


A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition
A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition, published January 2017, is about making the transition from pediatric to adult health care. This brief will review topics youth should consider around transitioning to adult health care, living a healthy lifestyle, and paying for health care.




Transition Related IEP Information

 

Parent Center Hub- A Parent's Guide to Age of Majority

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide


US Department of Education: Secondary Transition Resources for Families-Social, Emotional and Behavioral Skills

The transition from high school to college or career is a pivotal point in time for all students, but it is especially critical for students with disabilities. Working toward CCRS can support all students in successfully preparing for life after high school graduation. Explore the resources for ideas on how to promote successful transitions and information on the current post-secondary outcomes among students with disabilities.


US Department of Education: Secondary Transition Resources for Families- Academics

College and Career Ready Standards, or CCRS, lay out the knowledge and skills students must have from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The CCRS set high expectations for students and build on previous years’ knowledge and skills.  CCRS are designed to prepare students for college and careers after high-school graduation. You can support your child’s academic success by learning more about CCRS, even if your child has a disability that makes learning challenging.


AANE LifeMAP for Teens

Transition to college or work life is daunting for all high school graduates. Teens with the unique strengths and challenges of those with AS can benefit from individualized work with a LifeMAP Coach. Learning to work with, and request help from, adults outside the family is an essential survival skill for independence. As a result, we have developed LifeMAP for Teens (ages 16 to 22). Through this one-on-one coaching model, our objective is to reduce the stress of living as a teen with AS as we build skills to help navigate the transition to adulthood.



Recreation

Plugged In Band


Waypoint Adventure


Aquaholics Special Surfers


Adaptive Adventures

Sped Child Mass Summer Camp List

SPED Child and Teen- Disability Camps, Workshops and Events in Greater Massachusetts

 

Teen Life Boston

This website, Teen Life Boston, provides information on a host of summer programs, jobs and internships, volunteer opportunities, college admissions and local resources.

 

 


Self-determination, guardianship and supported decision making

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Supported Decision Making, An Alternate to Guardianship


I'm Determined- Self-Determination Resources

 

Attorney Theresa Varnett Video-

Theresa Varnett Video on Guardianship

 

Video Supported Decision-Making: EVERYONE has the Right to Make Choices

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db8N0093lo8

 


Adult Services: Direct Referral and Chapter 688 Referrals

Mass Rehab Flow Chart for Referral


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Information


Application for Department of Developmental Services Eligibility


Department of Mental Health Informational and Applications



Travel (driving and public transportation)

MWRTA The Ride


MetroWest Mobility Team


Adaptive Driving School in Dedham

 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- DrivingWithAutism

The goal of DriveWise at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to provide objective information about driving safety while providing support for individuals and their families.

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