A school district near Houston, TX, has sued a family for filing for due process resolution because their autistic son was not receiving the free and appropriate education that was his due. The district’s lawsuit is for legal expenses associated with the due process litigation, which now reach almost a quarter million dollars. Bankruptcy now threatens the family.
From FoxNews Houston: Guaranteed by federal law a “free and appropriate education” for their son, Kenneth and wife Neka hoped the Alief School District would prove an able partner in helping Chukka reach his potential.
It didn’t happen.
“When I went there I saw things no mother would want to see,” says Neka her visits to Chuka’s middle school.
“My wife went to observe, found him squashed in the corner and nobody cared,” says Kenneth. Read more…