MB vs. Abington School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: MB

ODR #7733/06-07 KE

Date of Birth: Xx/xx/xx

Date of Hearing: July 27, 2007

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Mr.
Ms.

Abington School District
970 Highland Avenue Abington, Pennsylvania 19001

Representative: Pro Se

Amy Brooks, Esquire
Wisler, Pearlstine and Talone 484 Norristown Road Suite 100 Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Date Transcript Received: August 4, 2007

Date of Decision: August 5, 2007

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D.

Background

Student is a xx-year-old student who resides in the Abington School District (hereinafter District). He received Early Intervention services from the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and will enter Kindergarten in September 2007. Pursuant to an evaluation conducted by the District, Mr. and Ms. (hereinafter Parents) asked for an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense. The Parents believe that their son may be autistic, and do not agree with the District’s classification of mental retardation. The District denied the Parents’ request, and filed for a due process hearing to defend its evaluation.

Issues

Was the Abington School District’s evaluation of Student appropriate?

MB-Abington-ODRNo-7733-06-07-KE

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