Age of Majority

When any young person turns 18 in Massachusetts, they reach the “age of majority.” This means they are legally considered adults, with adult rights and responsibilities. For example, they can sign their own IEPs, vote, or take out a loan. This has an impact on students receiving special education services. The law states that, at least one year prior to the student reaching age 18, the student and the parent must be informed about the rights that will transfer from the parent to the student. Once that student turns 18, the school district must get consent from the student to continue special education services

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