Federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
) and Maryland state laws
require that all students with
disabilities be provided a “free, appropriate public education” that
helps them learn and prepares them for employment and daily
living. This means local public school districts will provide
individualized or special education and related services to students
with disabilities from birth until they leave high school.
Students who leave high school prior to their 22nd birthday will no
longer be eligible for these services.