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Public Statements and Open Letters to Government Officials

ARISE Coalition testimony to the NYC Council Committee on Finance re Fiscal Year 2016 Executive Budget (June, 2015)

ARISE Coalition letter to Chancellor Carmen Farina and Deputy Chancellor Corinne Rello-Anselmi on the Pending Reorganization to the DOE's School Support Structure (April, 2015)

ARISE Coalition testimony regarding the Preliminary Budget for NYC Fiscal Year 2016 (March, 2015)

ARISE Coalition letter to Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (November, 2013)

ARISE Coalition FOIL Request to DOE on information about Phase 1 of the special education reform (January, 2013)

ARISE Coalition testimony on special education reform delivered to New York City Council on Education (June, 2012)

ARISE Coalition letter to DOE regarding on-going concerns about implementation of special education reforms (May, 2012).

ARISE Coalition statement regarding the Comptroller's audit on the delivery of related services in NYC (January, 2012)

ARISE Coalition letter to Chancellor Walcott (August, 2011)

ARISE Coalition letter to Commissioner Steiner on wavier for NYC Chancellor (November, 2010)

ARISE Coalition Testimony on NYSED’s proposed amendments to Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education programs
and services for students with disabilities
(September, 2010)

ARISE Coalition FOIL request to the DOE on Assistive Technology (March, 2010)

ARISE Coalition statement regarding graduation rates for NYC's class of 2009 (March, 2010)

ARISE Coalition response to DOE’s plan to reform special education (February, 2010)

ARISE Coalition statement in anticipation of DOE’s reform plans for special education (January, 2010)

ARISE Coalition statement on the City’s proposal for Contracts for Excellence spending (October, 2009)

ARISE Coalition statement in response to recommendations for reform of special education by Garth Harries, NYC DOE Senior Coordinator for Special Education  (August, 2009)

Letter from ARISE Coalition to Chancellor Klein on the Council of Great City Schools Report (January, 2009)



Report - Out of School and Unprepared: The Need to Improve Support for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood (March, 2011)

Report - Educate! Include! Respect!  A Call for School System Reform to Improve the Educational Experiences Students with Disabilities in New York City (September, 2009)


Press Releases

Joint press release with Public Advocate de Blasio and ARISE Coalition Kicking Off "Students with Disabilities Month" (April 2011)

Press release announcing the release of Out of School and Unprepared and the start of the Coalition's "Next Step" campaign (March, 2011)

Press release announcing release of Educate! Include!  Respect! (April, 2009)

Press release announcing formation of the ARISE Coalition (August, 2008)


Flyers and Announcements

ARISE Coalition Flyer - English

ARISE Coalitino Flyer - Spanish

Call to Action (Literacy for Students with Disabilities - English, Spanish, Chinese. Copies of the letter to the Chancellor can also be downloaded in Spanish and Chinese and mailed back to us at 151 West 30th Street, 5th floor, NY, NY 10001.

Talking About Literacy and Students with Disabilities - English and Spanish


Fact Sheets

ARISE Coalition Special Education Reform Fact Sheet - English

ARISE Coalition Special Education Reform Fact Sheet - Spanish

ARISE Coalition Factsheet on Rights in Transition Planning