Transition Resources

Transition Process

Massachusetts Operational Standards: Transition is the process by which a child and family are assisted in preparing for discharge from Early Intervention services.

Transition plans must include the following 5 points of transition and must be developed for all children exiting EI.

  • A review of options for the family
  • Information for the family regarding the process of transition
  • Support available to parents
  • Information to be sent to the Local Education Agency (LEA) and/or other community providers
  • Specific plan for how the child will successfully transition to the next setting

Countdown to Transition


Continuing the Journey English

Early Childhood Transition Spanish

Early Childhood Transition Portuguese

Early Childhood Transition Chinese

Information about the Local Education Agency (LEA) and State Education Agency (SEA) Notification And Parent Option to “Opt Out”

Opt-Out English PDF

Opt-Out Hatitian PDF

Opt Out Portuguese PDF

Opt Out Spanish PDF

Opt Out Vietnamese PDF

Clarification and Guidance on LEA Referrals and SEA Notification: Transition Memo 7.12