Massachusetts is looking closely at how to better support the transition services requirements of IDEA 2004. On March 9, 2012 the Governor Patrick signed H. 3720 (formerly H.159) An Act to Promote the Successful Transition of Students with Disabilities
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has funds for Massachusetts colleges and public schools who want to continue their Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment initiatives and for those who are interested in planning a partnership.
At the Massachusetts 2012 Employment Matters! Conference, Ilene Asarch was named Job Developer of the Year. Ms. Asarch received this honor for her long-standing efforts to include transition-age students with disabilities in the workforce. She was nominated by Pat Pakos from the Arc of Massachusetts and Cathy Heller, Director of Student Support Services in the Needham Public Schools.