Assignment of Educational Rights

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As the parent, YOU are the “Holder of Educational Rights” for your child even if your child is in foster care or living with a relative, unless the court makes a legal determination, OR until the child turns 18 years of age – no matter how severe the student’s disability is.  When a student reaches the age of 18, all educational decision-making authority transfers from the parent to the student, unless the student has been determined incompetent under California law.

There are three options:

  1.  Let the student self-advcoate
  2. Complete the conservatorship process
  3. Have the student sign an Assignment of Educational Rights

Thank you to Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) for compiling this information.

For more information on Transition Rights visit Disability Rights Special Ed Rights and Responsibilities page –

Assignment Form

assignment of educational decision-making authority

Autism Society Options Policy

This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.

All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.