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Monday, July 25, 2016
MEGAN SPICER OF THE CT LAW TRIBUNE REPORTS AS FOLLOWS:
"Connecticut's disability rights agency says the state is cutting off school a year too soon for some special education students.
The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities filed a federal class action July 15 against the state board of education, alleging that it is treating disabled students differently from their peers by terminating education services at age 21.
General education students can obtain their high school diplomas via adult classes at any age. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Act requires that schools provide the same opportunities to special education students at least until their 22nd birthday, the suit contends..."