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New York City Council Committee on Education Oversight Hearing on Diversity

We testify today to highlight the need for New York City Department of Education officials to focus on the inclusion of students with disabilities in all schools, while they implement new admission initiatives to increase the number of middle and high schools serving English Learners and Students with Disabilities.

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Courage in the face of adversity

Volunteering for the Special Olympics led me to become certified as a behavioral interventionist for children with disabilities in Los Angeles and Ventura County.  I help individuals from the age of four to twenty-three reach achieve positive developmental outcomes. Ultimately, with my certifications and personal experiences, I hope to provide parents and/or guardians of my future pediatric patients with disabilities a personal sense of understanding and comfort.

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NEWS ROUND UP

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NEWS & PERSPECTIVE
New York State Board of Regents makes graduation easier for disabled students
New York Times
Civil Rights Commission takes on issues of minorities in special education
On Special Education
For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code
Hechinger Report
New York's disabled and their caregivers want more pay
npr
INCLUDEnyc's testimony at the NYC Council's Committee on Education's oversight hearing about diversity
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Blog: Disability and the daily grind
Huff Post

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