Graduating from high school is a significant milestone for any student, but for special education students, exiting from services can sometimes trigger last-minute deferment requests from parents. Jeremy and Erin discuss what is – and isn’t – required of schools under IDEA, what constitutes a diploma in some circumstances, and considerations the IEP team should keep in mind as the student progresses toward graduation. They share a recent case from New Jersey that defined a diploma under state law and reinforced the district’s actions in recognizing the diploma. They provide ideas to help lay the groundwork early for the transition which will have you tossing your cap high at the end of the year! 

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