Members of the ARISE Coalition sent a letter urging the City to do more to provide all students, including those with disabilities, with equitable access to the City’s Summer Rising program. We also offer four specific recommendations to change the landscape for students with IEPs and 504 plans, enabling them to meaningfully participate in the programming. Read the letter [PDF]
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]