Getting ready

Transition can be scary for the kids and parents. But the important thing is to be ready ahead of time, and to know what kind of support you can get. In this Guide, we’ll answer these questions: (Image of a mom thinking about the following questions) How can I help my child to get through high school and prepare for life as an adult? What services and support can the school offer? How can my child prepare for college or finding a job? What if they need intense support for daily life? What organizations and state benefits can help them after high school?

The education system in Massachusetts aims to prepare all students for success after high school. We'll talk about how this happens for a child with a disability between the ages of 14 and 22.

Our goal is to help you work in partnership with your child's school to create a plan that will support their needs as they transition to adulthood.