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Friday, November 27, 2015

This past July, we were ecstatic to partner with Surf For All, great organization of volunteers who believe that the ocean should be accessible to everyone! Participants from our Residential, Day Hab, and Parent Center programs were able to attend this trip and learn to hang ten. Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to offer van transportation and purchase meals for this all day trip. Join our donors in sponsoring events like this on #GivingTuesday! READ MORE >>

Parent Center

Welcome to the Metropolitan Parent Center
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of only four Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) in all of New York State, providing information, training, and one-to-one support to families of children ages 0-26 with the full range of disabilities, and to the professionals who work with them. The MPC helps parents gain the skills and knowledge to help their children develop academic and functional skills that lead to independent productive adult lives.
 
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Metropolitan Parent Center is part of a nationwide network of Parent Training and Information Centers in the United States, as well as a member of the NYS Parent Center Network. READ MORE >>

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Nearly 50,000 New York City students were denied special education services

NYC Department of Education annual report on special education
April 04, 2018

The NYC Department of Education has released its annual report on special education. The following is from the introductory paragraph:
 
Nearly 50,000 New York City students were denied special education services to which they were legally entitled in the 2016–17 school year. That means that more than one-quarter of city children who were assigned specialized programs didn’t take part in them.
 
The finding comes from the city Department of Education’s annual report on special education, which was instituted by the City Council two years ago in the wake of mass complaints from parents and advocacy groups.