688 Referral Process 

688 Referral Process (English); 688 Referral Process (Spanish); 688 Referral Process (Portuguese); 688 Referral Process (Chinese), 688 Referral Process (Haitian-Creole

Chapter 688 referral is a way to help adult agencies, schools, and families to identify and plan ahead for needed adult services for students with severe disabilities. Schools send a Chapter 688 referral electronically to the adult agency that the IEP Team thinks might be able to meet a student’s needs when the student graduates from high school or turns 22.

Please note: A 688 referral is not an application for agency eligibility. Schools submit the 688 referral, but families are responsible for submitting an application to the agency. Agencies must receive a complete application so they can decide whether the student will be eligible to receive adult services.

For more information, please review the following state website: MA DESE: Chapter 688

*** The brochures provided above were produced by The LINK Center - a project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE).

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