Hawaii Autism Lawsuit Settled for $4.4 Million
Hawaii will pay $4.4 million to settle a potentially landmark personal injury lawsuit alleging that the state’s Department of Education failed to provide two girls with adequate autism-specific services in the 1990s.
Legal experts believe the settlement could affect other special-needs students who have been deprived of educational services that are required under federal law, according to the Associated Press.
Once the personal injury settlement is approved by the state Legislature, governor, and Board of Education, the money will go to a trust set up for the two girls, Natalie and Michelle Horsley, who are now in their twenties.
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