You have the right to disagree with many aspects of your child's education, including support for their transition goals.
For example, you might disagree with:
Whether your child qualifies (or still qualifies) for an IEP or 504 plan
The goals, services and accommodations written into the IEP
How well the school is providing those services and accommodations
There are many options for what you can do to come to an agreement.
BSEA stands for the Bureau for Special Education Appeals. This is a state office that conducts mediation, advisory opinions and hearings to resolve disputes about special education. Click here to see the webpage. (It will open in a new tab.)
We'll walk you through each of these in the next few screens.
The school district should have given you a Notice of Procedural Safeguards, which describes your rights and the process of resolving a disagreement. (Click on the title to open it in a new window.)
What to do as you go through this process:
See the next pages to learn about each step in this process.
Sources: Children's Law Center of MA,Collins (2013), MA DESE, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee