New York City’s Special Education Reform
Beginning in September 2012, students entering kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade will be able to attend the same schools they would attend if they were not recommended for special education. This can mean that students with disabilities will have access to their zoned school or to a school of their choice just like students without disabilities. All schools are expected to meet the needs of a majority of their students with disabilities.
School teams will work to develop services and supports that minimize the impact of a student’s disability and maximize the opportunities that each student has to participate in general education. This means that a student might have different special education services during different parts of the day. For example, if a student needs more support in reading, she might work directly with a special education teacher to develop her reading skills but might be in a general education class for math. This type of programming of services and supports would be accurately reflected in the student’s individualized education program (IEP).
If you have questions about the way students with disabilities are being taught at PS 110, please contact our parent coordinator or principal. To learn more visit http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/default.htm