Necessity to Conduct IEE and Comply with Stay-Put Provision

Topic: Special Education, Decided by: Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: January 27, 2020 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision on appeal. 

The School District violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by failing to conduct an independent evaluation for occupational therapy (OT),  failing to provide adequate OT services based on the student’s significant needs, and failing to comply with the stay-put provision of the law.

Update as of 5/16/2024:  Upheld by the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Click on the link above for the district court’s order.

Currently on appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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