Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Student With Autism and Service Dog to Attend New School

An autistic boy who won a temporary court order to bring his service dog to class in his hometown school district Monday will instead be starting at a new school Wednesday nearly a half hour away.
Carter Kalbfleisch, 5, and his service dog, Corbin, will begin classes at the Illinois Center for Autism in Fairview Heights instead of his former pre-kindergarten special education class in the Columbia School District, said his father, Chris Kalbfleisch.
The remedy adds thousands of dollars to the cost of Carter’s education, with the district and the state picking up the tab. But while the district said it will pay for Carter’s transportation, it will not pay for the service dog to travel to the new school. The parents will instead have to drive the two to and from school.

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