Student vs. Montgomery County IU/EI

Due Process Hearing for Student

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

ODR File Number: 6772/06-07/AS

Dates of Hearing: April 19, 2006, May 11, 2006, September 19, 2006, October 13, 2006, November 14, 2006, December 1, 2006

CLOSED HEARING

Parties:

Montgomery County IU/EI 1605 W. Main St. Norristown, PA 19403

M/M

Representative:

Karl Romberger, Esq.
1250 S. Broad St., PO Box 431 Lansdale, PA 19446-0431

Liliana Y azno-Bartle, Esq. Grove Summit Office Park 607 A N. Easton Rd. Willow Grove, PA 19090

Date Transcript/Exhibits Received: December 11, 2006

Date of Closing Statements/Record Closure: December 21, 2006

Date of Decision: *January 9, 2007

Hearing Officer: Joy Waters Fleming, Esq. *By agreement of counsel

Background

Student is currently xx years of age and receiving pre-school services through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, “IU”. Student previously received services early intervention services and turned xx years of age a few weeks before the commencement of this due process hearing.

Issues

  1. Are Parents entitled to reimbursement for the behavioral assessment performed by Ms. M?
  2. Are Parents entitled to reimbursement for their privately funded ABA/VB home based program?
  3. Is the IU’s proposed program and placement appropriate although it does not specify consultation and training hours needed to conduct the ABA/VB home-based program?
  4. Does the IU’s proposal of a 16 week SIOT clinic with re-assessment after 12 weeks constitute FAPE to Student?
  5. Is the IU’s proposed program and placement appropriate although it does not provide DIR/Floortime to Student?
  6. Is Student entitled to compensatory education for therapies missed under the pendent IFSP?
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