Special Education

Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD)Training Project

Module Three

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Transition From Adolescence Into Adulthood in Massachusetts
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Module Goal: Introduction of the issues related to youth with disabilities as they transition into adult life.

Module Objectives: To help you conceptualize transition planning as a dynamic and coordinated process by:

  • recognizing the central role of the student in transition planning;
  • becoming familiar with transition-related laws, regulations, and federal reporting requirements;
  • understanding how to use the Massachusetts Transition Planning Form (TPF) and the IEP in the transition process;
  • learning how secondary transition is linked to other education initiatives and systems.

Intended Audience: New Team Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, General Educators, and Related Providers.

Training length: 1–2 hours


  1. Links to Related Agencies

  2. Students with Disabilities

  3. Chapter 688 Description

  4. 688 referral form Download Word Document

  5. Tammy exercise

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

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