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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2000
If a state legislature sets a higher standard for individualized education programs, it must be met to receive federal special-education funding. However, an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in a case involving an autistic boy threatens to weaken IDEA's authorization of higher state standards. (MLH)
Descriptors: Autism, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1998
The 4th Circuit's decision in "Hartman v Loudoun County Board of Education," involving the placement of an 11-year-old autistic child, teaches important lessons about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: mainstreaming is a strong preference, not an unyielding requirement; and if educators make active and careful efforts to…
Descriptors: Autism, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Elementary Education