It can be overwhelming to discover that the child you are raising has a health, learning, emotional or behavioral issue, and to understand and navigate the education and community services systems on their behalf. You are not alone. RCSN can help.
Having a child with a disability can be stressful in many ways. Not the least is ensuring that your child receives the appropriate educational services that are necessary to progress in school. Having a grandchild, niece or nephew, or stepchild with a disability living with you can present even greater challenges to ensuring the child receives what he or she needs from the public school system. One of the major issues that may be an impediment to securing the appropriate services for the child is the question of who can make educational decisions and give consent for evaluations and services.
School choice for elementary school children has grown over the past several years, but timing is everything. Expand your options by investigating the NYC Department of Education website to see what kinds of application opportunities are available in your district.
On October 21st at 7 PM at the JCC Manhattan, Jean Mizutani Education Advocacy Team Leader Resources for Children with Special Needs will present on how the Department of Education’s (DOE) “new thinking” will influence IEP development and what that will mean in terms of special education recommendations.
School choice has grown over the past several years, and most districts offer application opportunities. Doing a little research online in a timely manner is good practice for the middle school application process.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on August 4, 2010
As the Department of Education (DOE) begins their plan to reform schools to better educate students with disabilities in community schools, we'll provide updates from a variety of sources to keep you informed.