California Special Education Law

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Parental Refusal to Medicate for ADD/ADHD

September 28, 2010

District Cannot Require Parents to Privately Assess or Medicate Child

A local education agency (LEA*) cannot require parents to privately assess their child nor require them to medicate their child. Regardless of how the LEA might perceive the student’s potential medical condition, their obligation to assess in all areas of suspected disability and provide appropriate special education services cannot be diminished. In a recent due […]

September 03, 2010

OAH 2010020941-2010040340

Student v. Ravenswood City School District, Ravenswood City School District v. Student – Split Decision