ERIC Number: ED432872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Age of Majority. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report summarizes information from states that responded to a survey on the topic of age of majority for educational decision making. Information was gathered from 40 states during the months of March and April 1999. Results indicate: (1) in 33 of the 40 states, 18 is the age of majority for educational decision making; (2) 23 of the responding states currently have laws, policies, or guidelines regarding the transferring of parental rights to students at the age of majority; (3) 24 of the responding states do not have laws, policies, or guidelines about the determination of competency at the age of majority, however, 14 states do have such laws, policies, or guidelines; (4) 18 of the responding states have laws, polices, or guidelines related to designating a guardian or advocate for a youth at the age of majority who is incompetent, while 19 do not; (5) 31 states indicated that there is a designated contact person who fields questions about age of majority and related guardianship matters for students with disabilities. A state-by-state summary sheet of responses is provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Children, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Legal Responsibility, Personal Autonomy, Policy Formation, State Regulation, State Surveys, Student Responsibility
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.