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- Planning for Life After Special Education in Massachusetts:
A Transition Services Online Manual (October 2011) is now available at http://www.dlc-ma.org/manual/
- Facilitated IEP Team Meeting
IEP team meeting facilitation is a voluntary process that can be used when the parties to an IEP meeting agree that the presence
of a neutral third party would assist them in communicating and in the successfully drafting an IEP for a student. (click to continue)
- BCBS Neuropsychological Testing
There had been confusion in some advocacy circles regarding the effective dates on the prior authorization for neuropsychological.
testing for BCBSMA patients. The attached memo will clarify that and more.
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will release three final audits August 31st on the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative,
the Southeastern Massachusetts Education Collaborative, and the READS Collaborative. All three audits can be found by visiting
the website, www.mass.gov/auditor, August 31st at 8 AM.
In response to the serious issues raised by these audits concerning state and local oversight,
governance, teacher certification and fiscal management, Auditor Bump, will also announce her recommendations in an effort
to reform the entire statewide system of educational collaboratives. These recommendations will be also posted online at
www.mass.gov/auditor after 1 PM September 1st.
- New Project Forum@NASDSE Document - Resolution Meetings:
State Supports and Practices The following Project Forum document was recently prepared under Federal Cooperative
Agreement H326F050001: download document
For more information on Circuit breaker funding, click here
Got a rejected IEP? Click here to learn about SpedEx..
BCBSMA will require prior authorization for Neuropsychological testing
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources