Last month students with physical disabilities — several of whom are members of The ARISE Coalition's ASAP! (Accessibility Student’s Advisory Panel) — came together to reflect on their experiences in NYC public high schools as they prepare to graduate.
Watch the whole conversation, which we were proud to co-sponsor with Parents for Inclusive Education (PIE), on our YouTube channel (closed captions available).
Want to learn more about how NYC can better support students with disabilities? Check out The ARISE Coalition's ASAP! (Accessibility Student’s Advisory Panel) top 10 priorities for schools to address
Members of the ARISE Coalition offer our top recommendations, aimed at addressing the fallout of the pandemic on students with a range of disabilities from preschool to the age of 21, that the City should invest in using money received under the American Rescue Plan. Read our full recommendations [PDF]
Today, the ARISE Coalition testified before the City Council Committee on Education about the impact of COVID-19 on learning for students with disabilities, outlining essential principles and critical elements that must be included in a comprehensive COVID-19 education recovery effort. Read our testimony [PDF]