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Act 264 and Coordination of Services



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.

Act 264 Legislation

Coordinated Services Plan (CSP) This form is a joint resource of the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Vermont Agency of Education. Due to the nature and intended purpose of this document, certain features may not be fully accessible. If you encounter errors in formatting or structure that prevent you from accessing the content in this document, please contact Alicia Hanrahan at or at 802-479-1206. For more information, read the Agency of Education Web and Document Accessibility Policy.

Are you planning a training for your community on Act 264? We've got resources for that!” 

CSP Training Video, by the Rutland LIT


Facilitator's Guide for a CSP. This is a partner document to the CSP which provides information about the various sections of the CSP, tips for facilitation, and a proposed agenda for a CSP meeting.

Tips for Facilitating a CSP in a Virtual World-Thank you, Chittenden Partners!

2005 Interagency Agreement: Pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - June 2005

Act 264 Interagency Agreement User's GuideThis document provides background information about the enactment of the original Act 264 legislation in 1988, a brief summary of the law and the 2005 Interagency Agreement.

Annual System of Care Reports

Children's Residential System of Care Analysis


Are you planning a training for your community on Act 264? We've got resources for that!

Case Review Committee

Guidelines and Procedures

State Interagency Team

State Interagency Team Overview

State Interagency Team Members

State Interagency Team Family Guide

SIT Meeting Minutes

February 2023

January 2023

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022


LIT Connections Meeting Minutes 

November 2022

September 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022


Annual Statewide LIT Gatherings

September 2019

September 2018