BERGEN COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION
Representation at mediation or due process hearing to obtain IEEs, eligibility for spec. ed., and appropriate IEP
EP is a 12-year-old 7th-grader who has been diagnosed with a learning disability, ADD, and speech impairment. She had been classified as Communication Impaired since 2014, and is currently in pull-out resources class for math and language arts, but the district recently determined that she is no longer eligible for special education because her scores in two standardized language tests were not in the tenth percentile or lower. However, some of EP’s scores were at or below the tenth percentile. EP’s psychologist believes that she should have remained classified. EP’s mother, JP, filed for due process on February 8, 2018 to invoke stay-put, and OSEP is looking to schedule a mediation date by March 9, 2018. JP is seeking independent evaluations, a determination that EP remains eligible for special education and related services, and development of an appropriate IEP.
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