A Pennsylvania Court has ruled that Clarence and Barbara Scott are not financially responsible for the 31 year old autistic son’s care. The Scotts who reside in New Jersey, had placed their special needs son in a Pennsylvania care facility. After New Jersey cut its funding for out of state placements, the Scott’s refused to have their son move back to Pennsylvania allegedly due to a lack of an appropriate facility for him. After 14 months, the Scott’s son was returned to New Jersey and the Scotts were billed $205,000 by the facility which they refused to pay. The court rejected the care facility’s argument that Pennsylvania law controlled. The court held that because New Jersey’s law shields parents over the age of 55 (like the Scotts) from having to pay for the care of disabled adult children who are eligible for public assistance, the Scotts as New Jersey residents, were not obligated to pay for their son’s care.