LC18E-1000709

SUSSEX COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Representation at settlement conference to advocate for maintenance of classification and IEP. Settlement conference scheduled for July 12th. 

RC is a 15-year-old 9th-grader who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but is high functioning. At the end of the 2016-17 school year, his IEP was developed by his prior district. The new district now disagrees with the IEP, which only calls for door-to-door transportation, an aide for some academic classes, and a few accommodations. The district is attempting to declassify RC because he is doing relatively well academically. However, RC’s mother, LC, believes he needs the IEP for other social, emotional, and behavioral issues, in addition to possible academic support. LC is seeking to maintain her son’s current services and support, and would also like him to be able to attend higher level classes, which she believes he is being improperly denied. She filed for mediation, but the issues were not resolved, and the case has been transmitted for a hearing. LC is seeking representation at the settlement conference on July 26th.

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