Parents Urge NYC Mayor to Improve Services for Students With Disabilities

At a rally this week, a group of New York City parents and educators came together to call for changes to services for students with disabilities in the city’s schools, including faster evaluations for children with special needs. This comes after a report released by New York’s education department found many of the city’s students with disabilities are vastly underserved. Read more

#NCDJChat: The National Center on Disability and Journalism’s First-Ever Twitter Chat

Heather Vogell

ProPublica reporter Heather Vogell

On November 30, the National Center on Disability and Journalism held its first ever Twitter chat with Heather Vogell, the winner of this year’s Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

A Mom in Brooklyn Fights After Her Son With a Disability Misses Graduation

The mother of an 18-year-old man with a learning disability is lobbying New York education officials to make changes to its policies, so her son can receive his high school diploma. Her fight is just one of many, illustrating how parents of those with disabilities often have to advocate their children “get the services they require.” Read more