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Hawaii Age Limit on Special Education Struck Down

September 10, 2013

The state of Hawaii may not restrict special education to students age 20 and younger, a federal appeals court ruled last Wednesday, because the state provides general secondary education diploma programs to adults. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act generally requires states to provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities from age 3 to 21, inclusive. But the federal law provides an exception for ages 3 through 5 and 18 through 21 when a state law or practice limits education services for those age groups. To read more, click here

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