ERIC Number: EJ713663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Courtside: Deal Right?
Zirkel, Perry A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n10 p799 Jun 2005
This examination of a case that is seeking to determine whether a district in Tennessee met its obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Act to provide a "free appropriate public education" to a student with autism concludes that the courts' decisions to date are already literally remarkable for several reasons. These reasons include the back-and-forth outcomes at each successive level, the sharp about-face of the most recent decision in terms of the predominant pattern of methodology cases, and the way the decision differs from the majority of previous procedural claims regarding alleged district predeterminations.
Descriptors: Related Services (Special Education), Extended School Year, Compliance (Legal), Kindergarten, School Districts, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Public Education, Autism, Student Rights, Disabilities, Court Litigation
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee