Coordinated Services Plan-Act 264 Process
- Act 264 is a law that requires human services and public education to work together, involve parents, and coordinate services for better outcomes for children and families. Act 264developed a coordinated system of care so that children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance (SED), or other disability, and their families receive appropriate educational, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, residential, and other treatment services in accordance with an individual plan. A partnership consisting of mental health, education, human services , family support professionals and family members come together to develop a Coordinated Services Plan (CSP).
- A Coordinated Services Plan provides support services delivered by various agencies and providers to meet the needs of your child. Parents and family members are a vital part of this process.
Who is eligible for a Coordinated Services Plan?
Any child between the ages of 3 – 22 who has been diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) and/or is eligible for special education and who is having challenges at home and in the community. They must also be eligible for disability–related service delivery and coordination by at least one department within the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS). For more information, click on links below.
What agency can help me with this process?
Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health : Office: 802-876-7021 / Toll Free: 1-800-639-6071
Vermont Family Network: Office: 802-876-5315 / Toll Free: 1-800-800-4005
Coordinated Services Plan Resources
- CSP Fact Sheet by Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Vermont Department of Mental Health
- Interagency agreement with Vermont Department of Education and Vermont Department of Human Services 2005
- Vermont Family Network Webinar on Coordinated Services Plans
- Vermont Coordinated Services Planning Newsletter
- Brochure for families briefly describing LIT Parent Representatives
- Coordinated Services Plan Forms
- Act 264 and the DOE/AHS Interagency Agreement Users Guide