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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 89ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER AACOMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
DIVISION 2CLARIFICATION OF PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND STATE LAW
RULE §89.1035Age Ranges for Student Eligibility

(a) Pursuant to state and federal law, services provided in accordance with this subchapter must be available to all eligible students ages 3-21. Services will be made available to eligible students on their third birthday. Graduation with a regular high school diploma pursuant to §89.1070(b)(1), (b)(3)(D), (f)(1), (f)(2), (f)(3), or (f)(4)(D) of this title (relating to Graduation Requirements) terminates a student's eligibility to receive services in accordance with this subchapter. An eligible student receiving special education services who is 21 years of age on September 1 of a school year will be eligible for services through the end of that school year or until graduation with a regular high school diploma pursuant to §89.1070(b)(1), (b)(3)(D), (f)(1), (f)(2), (f)(3), or (f)(4)(D) of this title, whichever comes first.

(b) In accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§29.003, 30.002(a), and 30.081, a free appropriate public education must be available from birth to students with visual impairments or who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §89.1035 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 7240; amended to be effective March 6, 2001, 26 TexReg 1837; amended to be effective December 2, 2015, 40 TexReg 8642; amended to be effective March 14, 2021, 46 TexReg 1466; amended to be effective October 5, 2021, 46 TexReg 6533

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