News and Noteworthy Archived News Items

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

(posted March 16, 2015)

The ABLE Act allows for the establishment of 529A savings accounts for people with disabilities that does not disqualify the recipient from receiving federal benefits such as Medicaid or SSI. READ MORE

The NEW Parent Transition Survey

(posted March 02, 2015)

This survey was originally created by a local transition council and was updated in 2014. The purpose is to assist in identifying parents/family preferences and thoughts for their son/daughter for life after high school. Now available in English and Spanish! VIEW SURVEY

2015 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) Application

(posted February 16, 2015)

The HSC Foundation is seeking applications from young adults with a disability age 14-26 who create positive change in the lives of others with disabilities. The selected award winner will receive a cash award and up to $7,000 for a project benefiting the disability community. APPLY HERE by April 10th, 2015.

Think College: Upcoming Webinar Series

(posted February 05, 2015)

Think College is a national organization dedicated to improving inclusive postsecondary education opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Think College is hosting a webinar series focused on a variety of topics related to postsecondary education. MORE INFORMATION

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Brief: Tips for Transition

(posted January 12, 2015)

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass-Boston has issued a brief discussing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. This law will have an impact on transition planning for youth with disabilities as well as employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Click HERE to read.

NSTTAC Transition Fair Toolkit

(posted January 05, 2015)

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has created a comprehensive Transition Fair Toolkit. This step by step guide explains the importance as well as the key components of a successful transition fair. VIEW TOOLKIT