The Child & Family Law Center - A Division of Grund & Leavitt P.C.
Summer 2021 Newsletter by Micki Moran
In This Issue
Special Education Issues:
- Extended Services to Transition Age Students,
- Returning to School: New CDC Guidelines,
- Mental Health Days as a Reason to Miss School
- Divorce Checklist
Upcoming Webinars and Presentations:
- Starting the School Year with the BEST IEP
- Divorce Considerations When Your Child Has Special Needs
Extended Services to Transition Age Students
The pandemic wreaked havoc on educational programs for many students. For students who were transition age and turning 22 the impact was enormous. Recent legislation enacted by the Illinois General Assembly were designed to ameliorate the unique challenges faced by this group of students.
HB40 impacts students who turn 22 during the school year by allowing them to continue to receive special education services until the end of that school year rather than until the day before their 22nd birthday.
HB2748 titled “COVID-19 post-secondary transition recovery eligibility”, provides an extended period of IEP services for students who turned 22 during the time in which the student’s in-person instruction, services or activities were suspended for a period of 3 months or more during the school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who fit these criteria are eligible for services through the end of the regular 2021-2022 school year.
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