Special Education » PDE Amended Age-Out Policy

PDE Amended Age-Out Policy

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has revised its guidance pertaining to aging out as follows:
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ensures that all children with disabilities ages 3 years
through 21 years residing in Pennsylvania have the right to a FAPE, including children with
disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school. The commonwealth shall
make FAPE available to a child with a disability eligible under IDEA until the student turns
22. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a child eligible under IDEA
who attains the age of twenty-one (21) years may remain enrolled in their resident district
free of charge until their 22nd birthday.
Additional information may be found on the PDE Website at https://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/IDEABFAQ.aspx.