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.
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.”
On June 10, 2020, the United States District Court for Connecticut (federal court) concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education services until they turn 22, invalidating current state law.
You may not know about these free training events happening throughout the state in Connecticut. If you are a parent or caregiver of a child who requires special education, has a learning disability and/or developmental disability then you can't afford to miss out on these free upcoming events in Connecticut.
I am thrilled to present at the upcoming 5th Annual Connecticut Secondary Transition Symposium: Every Voice Matters. This two-day event event brings students and their families together with educators and other professionals to improve secondary transition programming and services for students with disabilities.