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(4.50) When considering placements, should the child fit the program placement or the program fit the child?

(4.50) When considering placements, should the child fit the program placement or the program fit the child?

The program placement should be determined based on your child’s needs as described in his IEP. [34 C.F.R. Secs. 300.39, 300.116(b)(2) & 300.320(a)(4).] The intent of the law is that the program be based on the unique needs of your child, rather than the programs available in the school district. If a program which meets your child’s unique needs does not exist, the school district is required to secure a program (for example, modifying an existing program, providing for an interdistrict transfer or paying for a nonpublic school placement as appropriate).