Compilation of adjudicated New York State IDEA impartial hearing decisions published
Professor Perry Zirkel, University Professor of Education and Law, Lehigh University, has published an annotated list of rulings involving Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and §504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) handed down by 2nd Circuit United States Court of Appeals and New York State courts.
Professor Zirkel notes that with the exception of the District of Columbia, New York State is the leading jurisdiction in terms of adjudicated impartial hearings under IDEA.
The case entries are organized in approximate chronological order within common special education categories under IDEA, starting with eligibility, free appropriate public education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment (LRE), and ending with decisions under Section 504. Included are chapters addressing appropriate education, mainstreaming, discipline issues and attorney’s fees.
The compilation is posted on the Internet at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/dueprocess/NYand2dCirCaseLaw-PZ.pdf and may be downloaded without charge.