Monday, September 24, 2012

Preschool Kids Struggle to Get Special Education Services Under New Education Department Policy

Alexandra Berger and her triplets.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Alexandra Berger thought she had done everything right.
The Park Slope mother of 3-year-old triplets, two of whom have developmental delays, spent the spring and summer researching therapists for her tots and lining up a fall schedule of sessions to help them catch up to their peers.
But at the end of August, just one week before the city-funded therapies were scheduled to start, Berger got a call saying the Department of Education had denied the contracts.

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