News and Resources

Job opportunities for Summer, Fall 2016

A number of job opporttunities have been brought to our attention. Check them out!

 

MA APSE Employment Matters! conference MAY 11 2016

The Massachusetts Association of People Supporting Employment First ( MA APSE) is hosting a day long conference on advancing the employment of individuals with disabilities.

Employment First Initiative

Employment First - a Massachusetts initiative to close all sheltered workshops by June 30, 2015

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MA DESE announces new Secondary Transition website

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Special Education Planning & Policy Development (SEPP) has a new Secondary Transition website. You can find it by going to their home page,www.doe.mass.edu/sped, and then clicking on the “Secondary Transition” link in the left-hand menu.

Transition Specialist Legislation

Massachusetts state sealMassachusetts 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

Boston Special Education-Transition Taskforce releases report

On October 24 2015, Mass Advocates for Children’s Boston Special Education- Transition Workforce Taskforce released the task force report: “Inclusive Employment and Career for Boston Youth With Disabilities: Pathways to the Talent Pipeline”. They had a great turnout- 14 resource tables and over 90 attendees filled the room at the beautiful State Street facility.