Monmouth County

SB19E-1000724

MONMOUTH COUNTY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Negotiation with district to obtain out-of-district placement

LB is a 9-year-old 3rd-grader who has a number of diagnoses including autism, anxiety, severe reflux, emotional-behavioral challenges, asthma, severe allergies, cardiac issues, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, dysautonomia, and partial facial paralysis. He is frequently hospitalized for gastrointestinal and other issues. He uses an adaptive stroller and an invasive feeding tube at all times, and his IEP provides for a one-to-one aide and one-to-one nurse at school and on the bus. LB’s mother, SB, does not believe an in-district placement can meet her son’s needs. He has not received any home instruction or services since March 2019, when he was hospitalized for a broken feeding tube. On October 1, the district filed for emergent relief seeking an order compelling SB to release LB’s medical information to the district by any current or prospective treating provider. SB is seeking an attorney to represent her in the emergent relief action and to advocate for out-of-district placement which meets LB’s medical, developmental, educational, behavioral, and other needs.

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