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Catherine Merino Reisman co-authors Supreme Court Amicus Brief on the level of educational benefit guaranteed by idea

In November 2016, Catherine Reisman assisted in writing a “friend of the court” brief in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE-1, a case pending in the Supreme Court. The brief, filed on behalf of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the California Association of Parent-Child Advocacy, argues that IDEA requires that school districts target all areas of educational need in order to ensure achievement consistent with non-disabled peers, and departures from either the rate of learning on a particular campus, from the overall content expected to be mastered or the focus in general education must be justified by the assessments, data, and planning established by IDEA. A ruling is expected by June 2017.