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Rights and Responsiblites

Rights and Responsiblites

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Course: Special Education Transition Guide for Parents & Students
Book: Rights and Responsiblites
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Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 5:59 PM

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Age of Majority

Age of Majority

Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register wit Selective Service. It’s important to know that even though he is registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.
Men with disabilities that would disqualify them from military service still must register for Selective Service. Selective Service does not presently have authority to classify men, so even men with obvious handicaps must register now, and if needed, classifications would be determined.


For more information, contact: The Selective Service System – Register Online or (703) 605- 4100


Any U.S citizen residing in Texas can vote who is:
Legally registered to vote in Texas
At least 18 years old on election day
Not a convicted felon (unless sentence, probation and parole are completed Not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law


For more information, contact: Secretary of State’s Office www.votetexas.gov 1-800-252-8683


Go to Department of Public Safety and provide proof of identity: School ID, Birth Certificate
SSI is a federal program that makes monthly payments to people who have limited incomes and resources if they are 65 or older or if they are blind or have another disability. Being eligible for SSI means you receive a monthly benefit, Medicaid, Medicare premiums are paid, food stamps, and other social services.
For more information, contact: Denton County 888- 717-1538 or SSI Austin Work Incentives Liaison 916-5411, ext. 3024 SSA Online




Life Planning for Families of Special Needs

The special needs trust is a legal arrangement in which a person with a disability is protected from having his/her government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid taken away because he/she has too many assets.The trust is established and administered by someone else, and the person with a disability is the beneficiary of the trust and the only one who receives the benefits. The special needs trust allows family members to leave money to their loved one knowing that their loved one will be protected from losing his/her benefits.


Estate Planning

Special Needs Alliance The Special Needs Alliance is a national, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them.

Future Planning Future planning involves more than just financial and legal planning. It focuses on all major areas of the person’s life such as living arrangements, educational programs, employment or other meaningful daily activities, leisure time activities and personal needs.

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