Age of Majority Rights

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What legal rights do youth who have reached the age of 18 without guardianship have concerning approval of an IEP requesting evaluation or reevaluation?

All rights under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Maine’s Unified Special Education Regulations (MUSER) transfer to the student at age 18. As such, an 18 year old student’s consent is required in accordance with the regulations prior to conducting an evaluation or reevaluation.

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