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§ 21-305. Transition services for students

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 21. Career and Technology Education Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Rehabilitation Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2014
MD Code, Education, § 21-305
§ 21-305. Transition services for students
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Division” means the Division of Rehabilitation Services within the Maryland State Department of Education.
(3) “Transition services” means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability who meets the definition of a transitioning student that promotes movement from school to postschool activities, including postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment, supported employment, adult services, independent living, and community participation.
(4) “Transitioning student” means a student with a disability who is between the ages of 14 and 21 years who meets the eligibility criteria of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act1 or § 7 of the federal Rehabilitation Act.2
Duties of Division
(b) The Division shall:
(1) Assign a rehabilitation counselor as a liaison to each Maryland public high school;
(2) Establish a cooperative agreement with each county board defining roles, responsibilities, and procedures in order to provide appropriate transition services for a transitioning student; and
(3) Develop, in consultation with county boards, for each transitioning student who is determined eligible for rehabilitation services, an individualized plan for employment prior to graduation.
Information relating to postsecondary anticipated services
(c)(1) Each county board shall transmit to the Department information relating to the postsecondary anticipated services of the county's transitioning students. The information shall be reported in the manner required by the Department.
(2) The Department shall aggregate the information provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection and forward the information annually to:
(i) The Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health;
(ii) The Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Maryland Department of Health; and
(iii) Other appropriate State adult services agencies, as determined by the Department.
(3) The information under this section shall include, for each transitioning student:
(i) The student's current age;
(ii) The projected year of exit of the student from school;
(iii) Anticipated needs of the student;
(iv) The student's county of residence; and
(v) Any other information that the Department considers appropriate.


Added as Education § 21-303.1 by Acts 1995, c. 435, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 120, § 19, eff. July 1, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 10, § 1, eff. April 9, 1996. Renumbered as Education § 21-305 by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 16, § 1, eff. April 8, 1997; Acts 1998, c. 266, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 1999, c. 33, § 1, eff. April 13, 1999; Acts 2000, c. 61, § 1, eff. April 25, 2000; Acts 2004, c. 65, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004; Acts 2014, c. 460, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.


Pub.L. 91-230, Title VI, Apr. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 175 to 188, codified at 20 U.S.C.A. § 1400 et seq.
Pub.L. 93-112; 87 Stat. 355; codified at 29 U.S.C.A. § 705.
MD Code, Education, § 21-305, MD EDUC § 21-305
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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