Age of Majority (Spanish)

Turning 18 is significant for any youth, but for a student receiving special education services, it brings with it an additional responsibility. This is the time that a student will discuss with her IEP team the rights she may assume when she turns 18, or what is also known as “the age of majority”. So what does an IEP team need to do? The IEP team is now charged with determining a student’s capacity to provide informed consent related to education decision-making. This video provides a brief overview of the changes in Delaware regulations with regards to Age of Majority and what families and caregivers need to know in preparation of this meeting with the school.