Southampton family's son receives permission to attend Westhampton Beach HS after 8-year legal battle

The Killorans forced the district to start a special education class for seventh graders before their son was allowed to attend.

Joe Arena

Apr 6, 2023, 2:30 AM

Updated 438 days ago

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A Remsenburg family is celebrating a victory in a battle they have been fighting for their son who has Down Syndrome.
Aiden Killoran will be permitted to attend classes in the Westhampton Beach School District after an eight-year battle against the district.
Aiden's parents, Christian and Terrie Killoran, say the district outsourced the post-elementary education of all alternately assessed students.
The Killorans forced the district to start a special education class for seventh graders. However, their son wasn't allowed in because the district said he was too old.
Christian Killoran says the district only created the class to combat legal pressures the family was putting on them, and then manipulated the class to keep their son out.
"That was really taken away from Aiden by people who don't know him and didn't want to know him," said Terrie Killoran.
Aiden Killoran will have his first official day at Westhampton Beach High School this month.
His parents say all he has been doing is smiling since he got the news.


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