BSEA # 11-1115 Uxbridge Public Schools

William Crane Hearing Officer

The student is a six year old boy with PDD-NOS (on the autism spectrum) who has trouble with language pragmatics, social skills and some aggressive behaviors. He started kindergarten with an IEP; then the school told parents he had met all of his goals and was no longer eligible for services.  Parents disputed the school's finding.  Student remained without services for a year until parents could obtain representation and independent evaluations.  The HO determined that the student was eligible for an IEP and that some compensatory services were required.