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AFC Testifies about Special Education Transportation

10.10.2012 | Today AFC testified before the New York City Council Education Committee, expressing concerns regarding transportation for students with disabilities this school year. Transportation services remain a significant source of frustration for parents of students with disabilities. We have spoken to multiple families who reported delays, confusion, busses arriving hours late, busses not arriving at all, busses arriving but not accessible to students who use wheelchairs, or busses presenting other safety concerns. This is a matter of grave importance and signifies something much more than inconvenience to these children and families. When a child is kept from school for part of the day as a result of endless bus rides, or for all of the day, sometimes for weeks at a time, this is nothing short of a denial of that child’s legal right to receive a free and appropriate public education.  View testimony