Stopping the Autism Shuffle


Parents Encouraged to Attend Fairness Hearing, Submit Comments on Settlement

Parents are encouraged to attend a fairness hearing on a preliminarily approved settlement that would end the “Autism Shuffle” on June 3, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Courtroom 6A at the U.S. District Courthouse located at 601 Market Street.

Advocates and parents may also submit comments by May 22 to Judge Davis at Office of the Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106.

Together with Dechert LLP, we reached a settlement with the School District of Philadelphia, preliminarily approved by the Court, that ensures children with autism will not be unfairly transferred between schools, and that parents will become more involved in the process.

Parents are encouraged to review the following court documents regarding the settlement:

For further information about the Settlement or fairness hearing you can contact class counsel, The Public Interest Law Center, at or at 215-627-7100 ext. 258.