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This Toolkit has been prepared by the Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition. They can be reached at (800) 639-2420 or smact@gwi.net.

 

Special Note: The Department of Health of Human Services is in the process of re-organizing. Once these changes are instituted, SMACT will rework this Guide. Thank you for your patience!


Table of Contents

Introduction

Federal Definition of Transition Services

Transition Planning

Critical Connections

Other Useful Information

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Disclaimer

At the time of publication, all contact information is represented correctly to the best of our knowledge. Please contact the Council office with any corrections to the information contained within this guide.

This document is copyrighted October 2002, by the Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition and may be reproduced with the consent of the council.

This guide was created by members of the Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition (SMACT). SMACT provides information, education, training and outreach related to transition planning with youth who have special needs aged 14-25. Please contact our office whenever we can be of assistance as you work with youth and young adults in planning for their future.

Funding for this and other SMACT projects is provided by the Maine Transition Network, the Committee on Transition, and the Department of Education.

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Acknowledgements

Without the contributions from the following individuals and organizations, this publication would not be possible. Our sincere thanks goes to:

The Family Guide Development Committee:

  • Samantha Leavitt
  • Leslie Lindgren
  • Karen Maheady
  • Betsy Morrison
  • Millie Savage
  • Marie Taplin

Other Contributors:

  • Developmental Services of Strafford County, Inc.
  • Hugh Philbrick and Betsy Carroll
  • Anne Holcomb
  • Making the Transition Team Work MN Educational Services
  • Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services
  • Bureau of Rehabilitation
  • National Transition Network
  • Maine Transition Network/Committee on Transition
  • Social Security Administration

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Introduction | Federal Definition of Transition Services
Transition Planning | Critical Connections | Other Useful Information