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ERIC Number: EJ1165863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2372-451X
Students with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Case Law under the IDEA
Zirkel, Perry A.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v36 n2 p35-44 2017
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is one of the low-incidence physical disabilities that the literature has not addressed in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its case law applications. To help fill the gap, this relatively brief article provides (a) an introduction of PWS from legal sources; (b) an overview of the IDEA, including its primary components and alternate decisional avenues; (c) a synthesis of the case law to date, which amounts to a limited variety of administrative and judicial decisions; and (d) a brief set of conclusions from an impartial legal perspective.
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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