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How do you find the right school when you have a physical disability? These students will tell you

06.14.2017 | Chalkbeat New York | For many students, navigating the middle and high school admissions process can be overwhelming because New York City’s choice system allows them to apply to dozens of schools. But for students with physical disabilities, it can be overwhelming for the opposite reason: Very few schools are completely accessible to them. A coalition of advocates hope to raise awareness about that gap by hosting a panel discussion and “speak-out” Thursday evening where middle and high school students with physical, vision, and hearing impairments will talk about their experiences making their way through the city’s admissions process. “A lot of these students end up with really, really limited school options,” said Maggie Moroff, a disability policy expert at Advocates for Children, and who is helping coordinate the event. Read article