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Advocates: 900 NYC special needs children could be left without a preschool seat next year

11.30.2021 | amNY | About 900 New York City toddlers with special needs could be left without a spot in a city preschool program next year, according to a new analysis. 

Advocates for Children of New York crunched newly released data from the New York City Department of Education and found a deficit of dozens of preschool special education classes in the spring of 2022. 

“The State and the City need to step up and address this legal violation,” said Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates for Children of New York.  “This is the moment for the Governor and the Mayor to show they value young children with disabilities—that they will ensure there is a high-quality class for every child who needs one instead of leaving children on waitlists in violation of their legal rights.” Read article