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(3.26) Can the school district limit the services that my child receives based on her disability?

(3.26) Can the school district limit the services that my child receives based on her disability?

Schools cannot make assumptions that certain disabilities affect students in only certain ways.  For example, limiting services to students with orthopedic impairment to adapted physical education only.  Disabilities vary in degree and in the ways they impact individuals.  Special education and related services decisions must be based on each child’s unique needs.  [34 C.F.R. Secs. 300.39 & 300.320(a)(2)(i)(A); Cal. Ed. Code Secs. 56031(a) & 56345(a)(2)(A).]  The services and placement needed by each child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education must be based on the child’s unique needs and not on the child’s disability.  [34 C.F.R. Secs. 300.39 & 300.324(a).]