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Children who are from the deaf community are looked at individually on how well they perform in school because some students can be in the public school setting and some need to a school better suited for their accommodations.This case highlights that each case must be reviewed individually to see if certain accommodation will be approved and will be part of the student’s IEP.1983Roncker v. Walter Case law supports schools to decide placement of a student with the unique needs of the student in mind. Caution is advised that schools not uphold this for one student but not for others with similar needs. Schools are also able to choose theleast expensive placement when the optionof placements are similar.One of the first major cases involving a challenge to LRE. Allows schools to determine whether students with disabilities may be better served in aspecialized environment if progress cannot be made in a non specialized school.Students who have profound disabilities may be better served in a specialized setting. This requires great thought in what setting would be best for the student. Some students require a specialized placement in order to see positive gains to their learning.1985City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living CenterThe Cleburne Living Center filed a case against the city council due to the city council’s denial of a zoning application for a proposed home for people with intellectual disabilities. The courts found that the ordnance under which the application was declined was discriminatory and therefore invalid.City councils are prevented from having ordinances on their books which discriminate against those with disabilities.This decision increased awareness of teacher’s or parent’s possible bias when creating inclusion situations. It requires that mentally impaired students not be discriminated against on the basis of prejudice.1985Burlington v. MassUnder the EAHCA; now IDEA, the court found that parents could seek reimbursement for private education if they disagreed with the services that the public Parents of students with disabilities now have a choice to take their children elsewhere if they believe their children’s access to FAPE in the LRE is being denied by their LEA.Students have the right to FAPE in the LRE. A student’s capacity to learn can be greatly impacted by their environment and the services they have access to. If a school isn’t providing this for a student, a SPD 616- Assignment 1.1 5
YEARLEGISLATION &CASE LAWSUMMARY HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANT & IMPLICATIONS FOR SP.ED.IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING &LEARNINGschool was providing to their child.change in the environment may be necessary.1988Honig v. DoeThis case found that students cannot be denied access to FAPE regardless of their conduct in school, if there are problem behaviors that are linked to the manifestation of their disability. If a student with a disability is suspended for more than10 days this would constitute a change in placement. If school districts are unable toprovide services to the student, the state has a responsibility to provide them.