Judging Autism

  • September 28, 2006

Parents of autistic children win two important lawsuits against local school systems. Is Virginia ready for the fallout?By Brandon Walters James Peterson has autism, a developmental disability that significantly impedes a child’s capacity to communicate, talk and socially interact with others. In late August, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ruled that Peterson didn’t receive what federal law entitles every child under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: a free and ap...

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