for Delaware Transition-Age Youth and their Families
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The transition from childhood to adulthood can be both exciting and challenging. There are many things to keep in mind as you (or your child) approach adulthood. While it is never too late to plan for the future, we recommend that you start thinking about and preparing for the transition to adulthood early in the teenage years.
This guide provides information to help you learn to advocate for yourself. It provides an overview of common issues and questions that you will likely face about your education.
Because special education is often costly for schools to develop and implement, you will likely have to advocate for yourself or your child throughout your/your child’s education to receive the appropriate services and placement. If you / your child has not received appropriate accommodations, has not received proper placement, or the school has not complied with the 504 plan or IEP, you may want to contact the Disabilities Law Program at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. for further information.
This guide does not cover every topic related to middle and high school rights that you might encounter, but is here to offer you some insight into some common issues. Each individual’s situation is unique and this guide is not intended to constitute legal advice on your specific circumstances.
Please use this table of contents to navigate to sections of this guide that are of interest to you: