State of Connecticut Department of Education Ruling—Update Regarding IDEA Eligibility Extended Until Age 22
Case Title: A.R. v. Connecticut State Board of Education
Ruling Date: September 4, 2020
As a result of the court ruling made in A.R. v. Connecticut State Board of Education, students who have not yet turned twenty two years old and have not received a regular high school diploma remain eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) until either: their twenty second birthday or until they have received a regular high school diploma.
With this said, students receiving special education services outlined in their individualized education program (IEP) through Ädelbrook are eligible to remain in school until their twenty second birthday or until they receive a regular high school diploma—whichever comes first.