UPDATE: Special Education Eligibility Extended Until Age 22 in Effect

On August 27, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the Connecticut State Board of Education’s motion to stay an earlier district court ruling that concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education until they turn 22 or graduate with a “regular high school diploma.”   What does this mean? Because the stay was denied, the State (including local school districts) must comply with the district court’s ruling and provide services to children who would otherwise have “aged out” at the end of the school year in which they turned 21, while the appeal continues.   Read more about the lawsuit here.

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