The Philadelphia Project


Settlement Grants Additional Services to Student, Helps Raise Parent Awareness of Services For Students 18 And Older

In August 2010, the Law Center resolved a due process hearing concerning MY, a 21-year-old man with specific learning disabilities. The Law Center and MY’s family had brought the complaint because of concerns that MY had not been accurately identified and had not received proper services. The Philadelphia School District immediately agreed to have MY reevaluated at their expense.

After further discussion, the family and the district reached a settlement for additional educational services and payment of attorneys’ fees. As part of the agreement, the District has also agreed to help increase parent knowledge that students with disabilities are entitled to services up to and through their 21st birthday.