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

Annual System of Care Plans

State Interagency Team Overview

State Interagency Team (SIT) Members

State Interagency Team Family Guide

Local Interagency Team (LIT) Coordinators

Local Interagency Team Parent Representatives

Act 264 Advisory Board Members

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

Act 264 Interagency Agreement User's Guide: This 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.

Act 264 Board Recommendations 2016

Act 264 Board Recommendations 2017

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.

Resources for Training and Organizing Act 264 Meetings:

Case Review Committee Guidelines and Procedures

SIT Meeting Minutes


LIT Extravaganza Presentations

September 2018

Powerpoint from the day

The CANS and the CAT: Two Windows into Vermont’s System of Care

Governor's Proclamation Celebrating 30 Years of Act 264

October 2017 Powerpoint Presentation

November 2016

October 2015