Students with Acquired Brain Injury A Legal Update

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Perry A. Zirkel


Representing a sequel to a similar snapshot in mid-2010, this article provides an updated overview of the judicial and administrative case law concerning students with traumatic

and nontraumatic brain injury from pre-K to grade 12.  The scope is limited to cases under the

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the pair of disability-based civil rights statutes, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The cases include not only hearing/review officer and court decisions but also state education agency and Office for Civil Rights complaint investigation reports available in the only national database, LRP’s SpecialEdConnection®. The analysis focuses on the frequency and outcomes these published rulings, with the discussion extending to the empirical limitations and professional implications of the findings.

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Zirkel, P. (2019). Students with Acquired Brain Injury. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 38(1), 26-44.
Author Biography

Perry A. Zirkel, Lehigh University

Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education and more recently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term.  He has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Laws degree from Yale University.  He has written more than 1,450 publications on various aspects of school law, with an emphasis on legal issues in special education