MRC Turning 22 Progam
(617) 204-3851 or (800) 223 2559
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s Community Living Services established the Turning 22 (T22) Independent Living Program in 1986 to design and implement transition services for young people who have a severe physical disability with a mobility impairment, and would like to live independently after high school graduation or turning 22.
The program is based on the independent living philosophy that consumers are empowered to make their own decisions about their lives based on informed choice. The T22 program works closely with staff of special education departments to coordinate services for students who will be graduating and needing MRC’s independent and supported living services.
Transition to Adulthood Program
The Transition to Adulthood (TAP) program is for young people with disabilities (14 to 22 years old) who are still in high school. The TAP program is here to help you figure out the future–your future–in a way that feels the most comfortable to you. We will go at your own pace and support you in your preparation for adulthood. Our aim is to empower you to make your own decisions about how you want to create your life. You can build it, and we can help! This program is funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Easter Seals of MA Youth Transition Services
(Offices in Worcester, Boston, and New Bedford)
Easter Seals Transition services focus on assisting youth with disabilities achieve personal growth and develop skills that will help them navigate educational, community and career settings. Transition planning is a process that brings together a student and those individuals directly involved in helping the student prepare to enter a post-school environment. It is designed to ensure that the student will be provided the necessary skills and services to make a smooth transition from school to adult life with as little interruption as possible. Easter Seals offers assistance every step of the way.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
95 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals, and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.