Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus P.C.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Court upholds ruling upholding denial of recognition of prosthetic arm as AT device
J. C. THROUGH HER PARENTS v. NEW FAIRFIELD BD. OF ED. (Conn. 3-31-2011): Parents sought recognition of their daughter’s myoelectric prosthetic arm as an assistive technology device necessary to secure a free appropriate public education ("FAPE") within the meaning of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IHO and Court found otherwise, holding instead that it was a medical device and alternatively, that it was not necessary for the child to receive a FAPE.