Virginia School Board's Offer of Educational Placement That Employs the TEACCH Method Found to Be Inadequate for Young Boy Diagnosed as Severely Autistic

County Sch. Bd. v. Z.P., 399 F.3d 298 (4th Cir. 2005)

Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all states receiving federal funds for education are required to provide disabled schoolchildren with a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). To meet this requirement, educational instruction must be specially designed to meet the unique needs of the handicapped child, supported by such services as are necessary to permit the child to benefit from the instruction. However, states are not required to provide the best possible education.  The adequacy of a program offered by a school system to meet the FAPE requirement is oftentimes the subject of litigation...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 2