Act 264, passed in 1988, requires that human services and public education work together, involve parents and coordinate services for better outcomes for children and families. The act developed a coordinated system of care so that children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance and their families receive appropriate educational, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, residential, and other treatment services in accordance with an individual plan.
Under the Interagency Agreement of 2005, eligibility was expanded to include all children/youth with a disability who receive services from the Agency of Education and the Agency of Human Services.
For more information, including the Coordinated Service Plan forms, please visit the Integrating Family Services Act 264 page at http://ifs.vermont.gov/docs/sit. For information specific to the Act 264 Advisory Board please visit here.