Second Circuit Upholds A.R. v. Connecticut State Board of Education

Great news!  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision by the United States District Court for Connecticut (federal court) concluding that young adults must remain eligible for special education services until they turn 22.  The decision keeps in place the lower court’s holding invalidating Connecticut state law.   You can learn more about the lower court decision here.

What does this mean?  It means young adults remain eligible for special education services, including transition services, until they turn 22, instead of aging out at the end of the school year in which they turn 21.

Congratulations to the Disability Rights Connecticut who made it happen! Learn more here.

Read the Fact Sheet, “Change to Special Education Law in Connecticut”, published by Disability Rights Connecticut.