This is a redacted version of the original hearing officer decision. Select details may
have been removed from the decision to preserve anonymity of the student. The
redactions do not affect the substance of the document.
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Child’s Name: C. N.
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Date(s) of Hearing: March 13, 2006; April 3, 2006, May 1, 2006, May 2,
ODR NO. 6283/05-06 LS
Mr. and Mrs. Parent
Moon Area School District
8353 Moon Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-2509
Jefferey Ruder, Esq.
1717 Murray Avenue, Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Michael Brungo, Esq.
Maiello, Brungo & Maiello
1 Churchill Park, 3301 McCrady Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Dated Transcript Received: 5/8/06
Date Closing Arguments Received: 5/24/06
Date Record Closed: 5/24/06
Date of Decision: 6/8/06
Hearing Officer: Margaret Drayden, Esq.
Student is a xx-year old child identified with multiple needs including mental retardation, speech and language delays, occupational therapy needs, epilepsy, and, possibly, autism. Currently, Student attends an early intervention program 5 days a week because the District and Parents have not agreed upon what constitutes an appropriate placement for Student. The District believes Student needs a part-time life skills program and part-time regular education kindergarten program while Parents believe Students needs can be provided in a regular education classroom with supplementary aids and services.
Dr. M is an expert in the areas of child development, school psychology and autism. (NT at 25.)1 2C-N-Moon-Area-ODRNo-6283-05-06LS