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ERIC Number: ED259544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Ch. 688--Transitioning from Special Education into Human Services.
Walsh, Mary Ann
The paper describes the development and implications of Chapter 688 in Massachusetts which which provides for a 2-year transitional process to plan for habilitative services for severely disabled young adults who will lose their entitlement to special education upon graduating or reaching the age of 22. The law requires an individualized transition plan (ITP) and mandates cooperative action among human services agencies. Following a brief discussion of eligibility, the paper examines the operation of the system, including initial referral for services beyond graduation or turning 22, and the development of the ITP. The function of the Bureau of Transitional Planning is described. The paper concludes with an analysis of the challenge posed by the new legislation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A