Age 17 Notice of Rights That Will Transfer Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
PEER March 2014 Florida Department of Education
County School District
Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Transfer of Rights at Age of Majority
Description of Rights (Age 17)
School: Date:
Student Name: DOB: Age:
Florida law provides for the transfer to rights when an individual reaches the age of majority at age 18.
An exception to this transfer can occur only if, in response to a petition, a court determines that the
individual is incapacitated and a guardian is appointed. This is especially important for students with
disabilities who receive exceptional student education (ESE) services under the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Under IDEA, all rights accorded to the parent(s)/guardian(s) with regard to a student’s ESE services
transfer to the student on his/her 18
birthday. Beginning no later than one year before the 18
birthday, the student must be informed of the rights that will transfer.
Parents’ and students’ rights under IDEA are often called procedural safeguards, and are described in
the Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities that is attached.
You will turn 18 within the next year. At that time, your parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ rights under IDEA will
transfer to you. Some examples of the rights that will transfer include:
The right to give or revoke consent for an evaluation or reevaluation
The right to give or revoke consent for services
The right to give or revoke consent to invite certain agency representatives to IEP team
The right to participate in mediation, file a state complaint, or request a due process hearing
The right to receive written notice before any changes can be made to your educational
Your signature below indicates that the rights and protections under IDEA that will transfer were
explained to you by:
Name Title
Student Signature Date
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