Does your child have any of the following disabilities?
- Specific learning disabilities
- Speech/language impairments
- Intellectual disability
- Emotional disturbance
- Multiple disabilities
- Hearing impairments
- Orthopedic impairments
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- Visual impairments
- Asperger syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
Does this disability adversely affect your child's educational performance?
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Recent Cases: Foothill SELPA
Burbank Unified School District
SN03-01451 v. Burbank Unified School District: A2Z won a Due Process Hearing against Burbank Unified School District after a 6-day due process hearing, which concluded on September 29, 2003. At issue was the appropriateness of the District's offer of placement and services for a high school student with Asperger's Syndrome. The student has significant social and emotional needs related to the student's disability, and has had increased anxiety related to the pressures of attending a large public high school. The parents prevailed on all issues. The Hearing Officer held that BUSD failed to offer a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for the student for both ESY and the 2003-2004 school year. Specifically, the decision found that the district's placement was not designed to meet the student's unique needs in the areas of social skills and behavior and did not address the student's anxiety or stress. The Hearing Officer also found that the program was not reasonably calculated to provide an educational benefit, noting that "appropriate social skills and behavior are essential in order for a student to benefit educationally."On the LRE issue, the Hearing Officer found that the student needed a small, structured program in a safe environment and that the proposed placement was therefore not restrictive enough. The decision ordered reimbursement to the parents for all costs related to their unilateral placement of the student at Village Glen, which the Hearing Officer found to be an appropriate program to address the student's needs. Further, the Hearing Officer ordered prospective placement at Village Glen for the remainder of the school year. Read the DECISION...
Glendale Unified School District
July 2005, SN05----- v. GUSD: Case involves a preschool student with Autism, who has been attending a private preschool. Issues include prospective placement and services, ESY services, reimbursements, and stay put. Settled. Student has an aide at a private preschool. In addition, received compensatory services.
Case Number: L-2006110194
School District: Glendale Unified School District
Age or grade: 5
Outcome: Male Preschool Student with delayed verbal skills. Through a settlement agreement, District provided a one-to-one aide at the private preschool, after school behavior services and reimbursement for attorney fees