C.F. v. New York City Dept. of Educ., No. 11-5003 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs unilaterally placed their child, a child with autism, in a private placement. Plaintiffs then sought reimbursement of school placement expenses for the 2008-2009 school year under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. The district court affirmed the SRO's decision denying the request. The court applied the three-pronged Burlington/Carter Test to determine eligibility for reimbursement and concluded that plaintiffs were entitled to reimbursement. Accordingly, the court vacated and remanded.