MD18E-1000003

UNION COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Representation at due process hearing to obtain out-of-district placement, IEEs, and comp. ed. Client speaks Portuguese.

HD is a 9-year-old who has been diagnosed with autism and has behavioral issues. He has recently been coming home with his ears red or swollen and welts on his back. HD’s mother, MD, spoke with her son’s doctor, who advised her not to send him back to school and instead to take him for X-rays and to see a neurologist. MD filed for due process, requesting an out-of-district placement. After several months on home instruction, HD was placed in an out-of-district placement. However, after just 2 days in the new school, HD came home with bruises. District staff claimed he got out of his harness on the bus and needed to be restrained. The district has now placed HD on home instruction again – indefinitely – claiming they cannot sufficiently transport him. MD is seeking an attorney to assist her in resolving the transportation issue so her son can continue at the out-of-district placement.

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