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NYC denies nearly 9,000 kids with disabilities the services they need

09.04.2017 | New York Daily News | The city is illegally denying necessary services to thousands of students with disabilities — and the poorest kids get cheated the most often, according to advocates and data the Daily News obtained. As of May, 8,854 public school students with disabilities were lacking services such as speech therapy, physical therapy and counseling, according to figures the city Education Department supplied... Maggie Moroff, special education policy coordinator for Advocates for Children of New York, said suffering often awaits students like Cameron who miss out on mandated services. “This is a big deal,” Moroff said. “If a kid isn’t getting those services, then they’re having trouble. They’re not going to be able to participate in things like reading and writing.” Read article