Due Process Hearing
JB (#8225/07-08 AS)
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Dates of Hearing: December 6, 2007, January 25, 26, February 14, 2008.
Parties to the Hearing Parent
Mr. and Mrs.
Pamela E. Berger, Esq.
Barbara A. Rizzo, Esq.
February 19, 2008
Date of Decision February 27, 2008
David Y. K. Lee
Student is a xx-year-old student in the Chartiers-Houston School District (hereafter District). He began receiving special education services as a student with Specific Learning Disabilities as a second grade student. Sometime during the seventh grade, Student was given the diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder. Student continued to receive special education services in a Learning Support (hereafter LS) classroom. The parents were dissatisfied with his Individualized Education Program (hereafter IEP) and requested a due process hearing. The parents were also concerned that Student has been a victim of bullying by his peers.
1. Were the IEPs for eighth and ninth grades appropriate? (N.T. 5, 7.)
2. Is Student entitled to compensatory education award? (N.T. 10.)
3. Was Student subjected to harassment (bullying) due to his disability? (N.T.