EI Law Decision Summary

EI LAW

Office of Administrative Law, 5/31/13, C.N. v. Department of Health, NJEIS

C.N., the mother of a son in early intervention, alleged that the State system did not timely diagnose his disabilities that fell within the autism spectrum, and that the services provided were ineffective. Finally, she alleged that no appropriate transition planning took place after her son’s third birthday. She argued that he was entitled to compensatory services under the IDEA. NJEIS witnesses testified that it was unimportant to know whether or not the child was on the autism spectrum. Several substantive and procedural errors by the State were documented in the decision. Reimbursement was ordered for the family for private Occupational and speech services, as well as ABA and feeding services.