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Families of Children with Disabilities Sue New York State to Enforce Rights Under IDEA and Allow Children to Attend School

Attorneys Kim Mack Rosenberg of Bouer Law LLC, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD), filed a lawsuit July 25, 2019, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (NY). The lawsuit asks the Court to enjoin the State from enforcing a recent repeal of religious vaccine exemptions under the NY vaccine law that will cause the catastrophic exclusion from school of thousands of children with disabilities despite federal law to the contrary.  The six plaintiffs have children with disabilities, including Down Syndrome and speech/language delays and other disabilities. These children are protected by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), enacted by Congress “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living; [and] … to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and parents of such children are protected.”  Read more....

 

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