Special Education Case Review : Review

1082 WordsJul 15, 20155 Pages
Special education case review Author’s name Institutional affiliation In K.M v. Tustin Unified School District (2013), the plaintiffs were high school students with hearing disabilities and received services associated with special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This eligibility implied that they were eligible for free appropriate public education (FAPE). The plaintiffs alleged that they were entitled to a word for word transcription service by their school districts under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The plaintiffs had requested their schools to provide communication access real-time translation to enable them understand their teachers and fellow students without undue strain. Their requests were denied by school districts but they were offered alternative accommodations. The plaintiffs had unsuccessfully challenged the decision to deny the service in state administrative proceedings. Their claims were that the denial violated IDEA and title II of the ADA. The issues in this case was whether compliance with obligations to deaf or children with hearing disabilities under the IDEA also establishes compliance with obligations for effective communications under title II of the ADA. The IDEA provides that schools must provide children with disabilities free appropriate public education designed to the individual needs of the child. Title II of the ADA on the other hand provides that no individual
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