Cases & Deals

Atlanta School District agrees to pay autistic child's tuition for Marcus Institute

Client(s) Client W

The award-winning pro bono special education project at Jones Day's Atlanta Office has earned two more wins on behalf of students. In the first case, William H. v. Atlanta Independent School District, the school district (APS) agreed to place an 8 year-old child with autism at the nationally-renowned Marcus Institute for the 2007-08 school year, at a cost of approximately $107,000. APS also agreed to provide speech and occupational therapy and transportation, and to assist with transition of the child back to public school when agreed-upon by the child's parents and the Marcus Institute. The settlement was reached the day before Jones Day had committed to file an administrative due process claim on William's behalf to secure his rights under the federal special education statute, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A team of David Monde and Jordana Sternberg represented the child and his parents in this matter.

William H. v. Atlanta Independent School District