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Friday, March 13, 2015

An IEP Season Collection: DESE's Special Education Technical Assistance Documents

From DESE
The MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

March 10, 2015

We have linked to the English-language versions of these documents in PDF format. Most are also available in several (or in some cases, many) other languages, including Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. Go to this DESE site and click on the title of any document to check on its availability in translation.

Guidance for Parent Advisory Councils

This guidance document was designed to ensure that every special education parent advisory council operating in the state understands the capacity and potential that they have to collaborate with the school community to influence special education programs and policies in their district.

IEP Process Guide

The IEP Process guide was developed to lead the reader through the revised IEP process as well as suggest sound practices.

Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards

The Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards is designed to assist the parent in understanding the special education process, and the rights of parents when their child has been referred for or is receiving special education services.


A Parent's Guide to Special Education

Written collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "A Parent's Guide to Special Education" was developed to serve as a resource for parents and the organizations that serve them.

Is Special Education the Right Service?

Along with statutory requirements and state regulations, this document offers guidance on how to ensure a responsive general education environment and guidelines to assist practitioners and parents in identifying students with disabilities.

A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts

Written collaboratively by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "A Parent's Guide to Selecting A Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts" was developed to assist parents in choosing an advocate in the Special Education process when needed.


The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the participation of students with disabilities in statewide tests and to familiarize educators and parents/guardians with available test accommodations.

Massachusetts Student-Driven Secondary Transition Model

Created in collaboration with statewide stakeholders, this model visually represents the secondary transition process for students with disabilities, from the time when the student is in school until the student achieves his/her postsecondary goals.

District/School Secondary Transition Needs Assessment

This document is a self assessment designed to assist schools and districts to evaluate their current secondary transition policies, practices, and procedures in the light of best practice quality indicators, and to prioritize their most critical needs.

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