Category Archives: Transitions

Dracut MA Public Schools Bureau of Special Education Appeal

Here is the 2009 Decision by the Bureau of Special Education relating to a case in Dracut MA.

BSEA # 08-5330

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Moving to Young Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Youth with Mental Health Needs

PPAL, the Parent Professional Advocacy League, has published this guide, Moving to Young Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Youth with Mental Health Needs.

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Promise for the Future Report

The Transitions RTC is a national effort that aims to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions who are trying to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives.

They just released a report called Promise for the Future that examines various federal programs that can provide assistance in meeting the educational, vocational and basic supports needs of youth and young adults (from ages 16 to 30) with serious mental health conditions (SMHCs). It briefly examines the breadth and scope of available assistance and offers recommendations to improve state, local and federal policy.
The information is intended for a diverse audience including policymakers, those assisting youth and young adults (family members and professionals), and individuals and groups that advocate for improved public policy.

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Who Am I in 5 Steps

When Patricia started thinking about college, we were surprised to learn how different it is from high school. This Guidebook from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts was a huge help. (If the previous link doesn’t work, try here.)

The best part is this form called “Who am I in 5 Steps.” For the first time, it helped Patricia understand what was wrong, what kind of trouble it causes, what she is good and bad at, what she had tried in the past, and what worked. Instead of just being a victim, this thing searches for solutions — something we needed.

Bob

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