No relief warranted under IDEA in light of parents’ unreasonable behavior  

Topic: Special Education, Decided by: Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: August 15, 2022 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

This case involved a complaint brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by parents of a special education student who has a visual impairment and learns at a slower pace.  The Court denied the parents’ requested relief, finding that they failed to prove multiple procedural and substantive IDEA claims.  The Court also noted that, even if relief were warranted, the parents’ unreasonable actions would have barred them from receiving any compensatory services.  These unreasonable actions included making their child repeatedly unavailable for services, delaying attempts to convene IEP meetings, and “demonstrating a deeply rooted unwillingness to collaborate” with the school district.   

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