Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Transition Planning Form
Mandated Form 28M/9
Student: __________________ Date form completed: ___________________
The ACTION PLAN should outline how the student can develop self-determination skills and be prepared both
academically and functionally to transition to post-school activities in order to achieve his/her post-secondary vision.
Indicate how Special Education/General Education, family members, adult service providers or others in the community
will help the student develop the necessary skills. Disability related needs must also be stated on page 1.
Develop the ACTION PLAN needed to achieve the POST-SECONDARY VISION by outlining the skills the student
needs to develop and the courses, training, and activities in which the student will participate. Include information on
who will help the student implement specific steps listed below in the Action Plan.
• Instruction: Is there a course of study or specific courses needed that will help the student reach his/ her
Consider the learning opportunities or skills that the student may need. This could include
specific general ed ucation courses and /or special education instruction, career and technical education, and/or preparation
for post-seco n dar y out comes suc h as vocat ional tr ai ni n g o r comm u ni t y c oll e ge.
• Employment: Are there employment opportunities and/or specific skills that will help the student reach
his/her post-secondary vision?
Conside r opti o ns suc h as pa rt -t ime e mployment, su pp ort e d jo b placement, servi ce
learning projects, participation in work experience program, job shadowing, internships, practice in resume writing/
interviewing skills, the use of a one-stop resource center an d job specific skills in areas such as customer service,
• Community Experiences/ Post School Adult Living: Are there certain types of community and/or adult
living experiences that will help the student reach his/her post-secondary vision?
Consider options such as
participation in community based experiences, learning how to independently access community resources, building social
relationships, managing money, understanding health care needs, utilizing transpo rtation options and or ganizational skills.
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