Claim: Students with autism were harmed by Hawaii furloughs

05/10/2010 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

Hawaii's "furlough Friday" program had a negative affect on the behavioral and educational progress of three students with autism and did not allow the students to receive services required under their individualized education plans, according to documents filed in federal court. The documents contain the findings of hearings officers who reviewed the effects of the furloughs on the students, who filed and lost a legal challenge to the state's teacher-furlough plan. Hearings officers' reports in two similar cases sided with the state.

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