Parents Battle School Districts for Special Support

In October, after months of anxiety, Caroline Barwick and her husband, Russell Huerta, celebrated the arrival of their son Sebastian’s third birthday.

It was the day the San Francisco Unified School District became legally responsible for addressing Sebastian’s severe autism.

Ms. Barwick and Mr. Huerta met with school clinicians to discuss their son’s education and treatment. But the meeting did not go as they had hoped — the district offered Sebastian fewer than half of the therapeutic services recommended by three private doctors and did not offer a choice of school.

Read the whole story at The New York Times

Photo Credit: Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen


Author: Kevin Mulligan

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