On March 17, 2008, California Administrative Law Judge Lepkowsky issued an OAH Decision in Student v. Redlands Unified School District [OAH Case No(s). N2006100159 & N2007031009].
The ALJ held that the District’s failure to provide appropriate behavioral interventions for three consecutive school years resulted in a denial of FAPE and entitled the child to substantial compensatory education and other services.
1. 25-hours per week of direct, 1:1, in-home ABA services for one year to be provided by parents’ chosen ABA service provider.
2. 430-hours of after-school, academic tutoring over 2-years to be provided by a B.C.E.T. or a credentialed teacher, trained in autism and behavioral interventions. Student’s parents were given authority to direct the focus of the academic tutoring on a weekly basis.
3. 390 hours of Lindamood-Bell reading remediation.
4. A “functional analysis assessment” in accordance with Section 3052 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations to be conducted by a qualified independent assessor.
Steven Wyner, Esq., of Wyner & Tiffany, represented the Student and his parents.
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