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NYC Creates Resource Hubs for Students with Disabilities

NYC Creates Resource Hubs for Students with Disabilities

Dec 07, 2017

New York City is opening resource hubs in every borough to assist students with disabilities in their transition out of the system and into adulthood.

New York City is opening resource hubs in every borough to help students with disabilities transition into adulthood. These centers are part of a larger initiative to make good on requirements to help students with disabiities plan for the future.

While planning for work or college is a challenge for "typical" students, there are added challenges for disabled students and their families. New York City requires school districts to provide each student with a personalized plan for transition into adulthood; the city's new initiative feels like a natural extension of these plans, providing physical locations in every borough for consultations and centralized planning sessions.

Advocates note that effectiveness must be tracked based on long-term studies of student success after leaving the school system.

Tutors in NYC will note that these centers duplicate some of the work they are already doing: providing more affluent families with post-graduation advice and plans regardless of ability. Tutors should expect to keep tabs on these centers as great places to turn for benchmarks when evaluating options for students with disabilities.

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To help students with disabilities transition to adulthood, New York City is opening new resource hubs in every borough: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/12/06/to-help-students-with-disabilities-transition-to-adulthood-new-york-city-is-opening-new-resource-hubs-in-every-borough/

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