ME18E-1000867

ESSEX COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Representation at a due process hearing

GE is a 6-year-old who just finished Kindergarten. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and speech articulation deficits. Since preschool, he has had behavioral outbursts and incidents of aggression in school, but has not received sufficient positive behavior supports, an effective behavior plan, or consistent speech-language services. He was enrolled in the East Orange School District, where he was placed in a Behavior Disabilities classroom, where his current IEP was not being implemented by school. In September 2018, GE’s parent, ME, filed a due process petition seeking enforcement of the existing IEP; out-of-district placement in a therapeutic school; and compensatory education. In November 2018, the District suspended GE from school and told the parent that he will be receiving home instruction. To date, GE has been out of school and received no home instruction. ME is seeking representation at a due process hearing.

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