SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Date of Birth
12/06/05, 1/27/05, 1/30/06, 1/12/05, 2/06/06
Dates of Hearing
Open Type of Hearing
For the Student:
Gary Mayerson, Esq. Mayerson & Associates 330 West 38th Street Suite 600
New York, New York 10018
For the Wissahickon School District:
Sue Knickerbocker, Supervisor of Special Education
Wissahickon School District
601 Knight Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Scott H. Wolpert, Esq.
Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand 400 Maryland Drive
P.O. Box 7544
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Dates of Hearing: December 6, 2005, January 27 and 30, and February 6, 2006
Date Record Closed: March 20, 2006
Date of Decision: April 4, 2005
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
Student is a xx-year old resident of the Wissahickon School District with severe autism. For the last year and one-half, he has attended a private school. His parents seek reimbursement of tuition and home program costs, contending that the School District has failed to offer a free and appropriate public education. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.
Whether or not the School District has offered a free and appropriate public education to Student since the 2004-2005 school year?
If not, whether or not Student’s parents are entitled to tuition reimbursement and/or reimbursements of the costs of a home program?