ERIC Number: ED453613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer of Rights: A Special Education Technical Assistance Document.
Clair, Tricia; Gruhn, Sandra; Harris, Suzy
This report explains the transfer of legal rights to students with disabilities at age 18 in Oregon. Sections of the report address: (1) the rights that transfer to the student; (2) the rights that parents keep; (3) school district notice requirements; (4) alternatives to the transfer of rights, including the appointment of a surrogate parent by the school district at the student's request or though a court appointed guardianship; (4) the role of the surrogate parent and the guardian; (5) preparing for the transfer of rights; (6) self-advocacy; and (7) ensuring students develop the skills necessary to be able to make choices and decisions about the future. Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the transfer of rights at the age of majority are provided, along with information about the rights of incarcerated youth. A form for the notice of transfer of special education rights is included, as well as a list of organizational resources in Oregon. The report closes with the statutory language from Oregon's reviewed statute concerning the age of majority, surrogate parents, transfer of procedural rights, and notice of transfer of rights. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Personal Autonomy, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, State Regulation, Student Rights
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97310-0203; Tel: 503-378-3569; Fax: 503-373-7968.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon