J.M. v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 06-5330 GAF(AJWx) dated July 17, 2007
Forty plus hour per week applied behavior analysis program obtained for seven year old autistic girl plus reimbursement for privately funded therapy and all attorney fees.
S.B. v. Pomona Unified School District, CV 06-04874 AHM(RCx) dated April 15, 2008
On appeal to the United States District Court it was determined that the School District denied a 6 year old autistic boy’s parents the right to meaningfully participate in the IEP process. Student was awarded private behavior therapy and his parents were reimbursed for privately funded behavior therapy as well as their attorney fees and costs.
Bellflower Unified School District v. E.V. CV 10-1065 GHK(RCx) dated March 15, 2011
Seven year old autistic boy awarded a trained full-time one-on-one behavior aide, home based services, and supervision from the nonpublic agency of the parents’ choice. The parents were also awarded reimbursement for privately funded behavior therapy. After the case was affirmed by the United States District Court, parents received reimbursement for all of their attorney fees and costs.
Orange Unified School District v. C.K. SACV 11-01253 JVS (MLGx) dated June 4, 2012
District was ordered to fund a trained full-time one-on-one behavior aide for a 6 year old autistic boy from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (“CARD”). The parents were also awarded reimbursement for private preschool tuition and privately funded behavior therapy. After the case was appealed by the School District to the United States District Court, the decision was affirmed and parents were awarded their attorneys fees and costs.
S.B. v. Bellflower Unified School District, CV 13-2710-SH dated March 21, 2014
In a case involving the right of disabled children to be educated with non-disabled peers, the District was ordered to maintain an eight and a half year old autistic student’s placement in a general education classroom with individual behavior support provided by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (“CARD”). Because of the District’s procedural and substantive violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the District was also ordered to fund a 40 hour per week CARD program as compensatory educational services. After the case was appealed by the School District to the United States District Court, the decision was affirmed and the District reimbursed parents their attorneys fees and costs.
Manhattan Beach Unified School District v. A.B., CV 16-230-MWF(PJWx) dated November 25, 2015
In the administrative due process decision it was determined that the District denied a ten year old autistic girl a free appropriate public education by failing to assess for, and address, her autism related deficits. As a result of the District’s failure to provide student with appropriate behavior services the administrative law judge awarded her a full-time individual behavior aide and supervision provided by a nonpublic agency, First Steps for Kids, and ordered that her parents be reimbursed for privately funded behavior services. (OAH Decision vacated by agreement of the parties on August 26, 2016).
E.D. v. Irvine Unified School District, OAH Case Number 2016031039 dated June 30, 2016
In a case addressing the recently amended special education requirements for autism, the District’s denial of a four year old student’s eligibility on that basis was reversed by the administrative law judge who ordered the District to find student eligible and convene an IEP meeting to offer an appropriate IEP.
J.H. v. Chino Valley Unified School District, OAH Case Number 2016010832 dated October 31, 2016
The administrative law judge determined that the District denied a ten year old student eligible on the basis of traumatic brain injury (“T.B.I.”) a free appropriate public education by failing to conduct an appropriate assessment and offer appropriate academic instruction and behavior services. District was ordered to reimburse student’s parents for a privately funded Lindamood-Bell therapy program and to reimburse parents for a privately funded independent psychological evaluation (“I.E.E.”). The District was also ordered to fund a functional behavior assessment (“FBA”) provided by a nonpublic agency. The District was further ordered to fund a full-time one-on-one behavioral aide and supervision provided by a nonpublic agency.