A young girl with significant motor and intellectual disabilities was represented by Justin Gilbert of Gilbert McWherter Scott & Bobbitt. After missing a substantial amount of school, the student filed a legal action about the denial of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The parties worked cooperatively to reach a settlement, as reported in the local paper.
“We were pleased to work this one out with the school system early on. The child has substantial and permanent challenges arising from a tragic automobile accident as an infant, requiring constant nursing. But despite those obstacles, she is entitled to an education and is now on the right track,” said Justin Gilbert, who handled the case.
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