Gaskin v. Commonwealth

We filed the lawsuit Gaskin v. Commonwealth on June 30, 1994, seeking to increase the number of children with disabilities educated with their non-disabled peers, and to make sure schools provided real supports to make sure inclusion would work as required by the IDEA. To reach those goals, the lawsuit sought to change Pennsylvania’s systems for training districts in inclusion and for monitoring and enforcing their compliance. The suit was filed on behalf of a class of 280,000 special education students, 12 named plaintiffs, and 11 disabilities advocacy organizations.