ERIC Number: ED432873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Adult Education for Youth with Disabilities. 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 access to adult education opportunities for youth with disabilities. Information was gathered from 43 states during the months of March and April 1999. Results indicate: (1) 26 of the responding states authorized the use of federal and state public education funds for all students through the age of 21, and 9 states through the age of 20; (2) 33 of the responding states do not consider a General Education Diploma (GED) to be a regular high school diploma and allow youth with a GED to continue to be eligible for funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); (3) state laws in 36 of the responding states allow any youth to take adult education courses and to meet secondary school requirements; and (4) in at least 22 states, students with disabilities who drop out of high school have the option of fulfilling graduation requirements or transition requirements under IDEA by taking adult education courses. Inquiry results by states are presented in a table at the end of the report. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Disabilities, Dropouts, Eligibility, Financial Support, Graduation Requirements, High School Equivalency Programs, Secondary Education, State Regulation, State Surveys, Youth
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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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act