DP17E-1000984

MORRIS COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Representation in due process proceeding regarding IEEs. Mediation is scheduled for September 28th. 

LA is a 13-yr-old who just completed the 7th grade. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and an Arnold Chiari Type 1 Brain Malformation. He has been placed in a self-contained special education class for students with multiple disabilities and has received speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. However, his progress has been minimal, his speech is regressing, and he is starting to become aggressive. He is also still unable to use the toilet independently or to read or write. LA’s mother, DP, requested an independent educational evaluation (IEE) consisting of multiple assessments. However, the district denied the request and initiated a due process hearing. Mediation is scheduled for September 28th. DP is seeking representation defending against the due process proceeding, including at mediation, to obtain IEEs.

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