The Public Interest Law Center, which is based in Philadelphia, recently started a project focused on helping students with disabilities access transition services.  According to the Center:

The project provides limited legal representation, legal advice and know-your-rights education to families/caregivers of students ages 14-21 who receive special education about the student’s right to have transition planning and services included in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help prepare the student for life after high school.

Here’s a link to more information about the project.

Berney & Sang is excited about the Public Interest Law Center’s efforts.  The Center is a zealous advocate for special education rights, and transition services are critical to students’ success after school.  Transition services teach students the skills needed for self-sufficiency and independence.  They include, among other things:

  • Training on how to use public transportation.
  • Instruction about job searches and applying for jobs.
  • Programs designed to teach household skills.
  • Direct job training.
  • College preparation courses.
  • Financial management courses.
  • Training on navigating public benefits.

If you want more information about the project, you should contact or call 215.627.7100 ext. 260.