Can a district refuse to evaluate for special education services because they reject SPD as a disability?

by L. J.
(Yorkville Illinois USA)

My step grandson has been diagnosed with SPD. The district told his mother that they would not consider an evaluation to special education because it is not a recognized disability under IDEA. However they are providing one day a way of limited OT services but no IEP nor will they look at services under Section 504. What can this mother do to insure that son is receiving an appropriate education?


Can't SPD exist with a recognized disability i.e. other health impaired?

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Apr 16, 2012
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by: marjory glasgow scotland

Hi, i live in glasgow and we have things done differently, we still have to fight for everything i might add, My son has spd, problems with oversensitive hearing and proprioception. That was at age 5yrs. He was diagnosed with autism aspergers syndrome last year. What i have learned about spd, they dont come on their own. I have read lots of american sites and spd always is diagnosed firstly. Maybe money has alot to do with this. Good luck and i hope you get what you need for your grandson.

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