Date of Birth
6591/05-06 LS ODR
June 23, 2006 and June 30, 2006
Dates of Hearing
Parties to Hearing
Mr. and Mrs. Parent
Parent Representative John Wiese, Esq.
1604 Tuckerstown Road Dresher, PA 19025
Dr. Richard Balukas
Director of Special Education Abington School District
970 Highland Avenue Abington, PA 19001-4535
District Representative Lawrence Dodds, Esq.
484 Norristown Rd., Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422-2326
Dates Transcripts Received: July 3, 2006 and July 8, 2006
Date of Decision: July 12, 2006
Kenneth Rose Hearing Officer
The student is a [teenaged] student in the school district. He is an eligible student identified as having a specific learning disability. The student has Ideopathic Thrombocylopenic Purpura (ITP). This disease causes low platelet count, frequent bruising, fatigue and lethargy. He has also recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos Disorder, a thyroid condition that affects his auditory processing.
The student attended the school district through first grade. At the end of first grade the parents started home schooling and continued until the start of sixth grade. In grade three he started receiving itinerant learning support. For sixth grade the student was returned to the school district.