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Success Stories

We understand how difficult it can be to navigate the New York City Department of Education.  Parents can spend an enormous amount of time exploring different programs or simply trying to understand their child’s education rights. The process can be overwhelming. Our 40 years of experience means we know the system inside and out. We put our experience to work for children who would otherwise fall through the cracks.

Here are some of our most recent success stories:

Julian is a 3-year-old preschooler with delays in his language skills, but the Department of Education failed to provide recommended services....Read more

Christian is a 19-year-old from El Salvador who was in the 9th grade for the fifth time and whose principal had suggested that he sign himself out of high school....Read more

Al-Yasid is a 20-year-old young man with autism who just graduated from high school after years of hard work....Read more

Karla was only two credits away from receiving her diploma when she was pushed out of high school....Read more

Charlene, a six-year old special education student, was allowed to attend school for only two hours a day with her mother present in the classroom....Read more

George received an unfair suspension that threatened his ability to graduate....Read more

Alex was a bright, determined high school student when she became homeless. AFC helped Alex fulfill her dreams to attend college....Read more

Mary, a student in foster care, was diagnosed with dyslexia. AFC filed and won a due process hearing to get Mary the appropriate educational services she needed....Read more

Zio is a child with an autism spectrum disorder who had attended four schools in six years, unable to find one that met his learning needs. For years his father sent him off to school knowing he was struggling to make friends and failing to make academic progress....Read more

Khiry waited at home for four years while the Department of Education failed to find a school that could provide the accommodations and services he needed so he could attend school and earn his diploma....Read more

Geoff was in danger of being incarcerated; now he is attending a highly acclaimed high school....Read more

Joseph's adoptive mother came to AFC extremely worried about moving him from a full-day, full-year, specialized preschool program to no program at all....Read more

Sharon has a learning disability and recently graduated from high school thanks to AFC's continued assistance securing the support she needed to learn....Read more


Want to read even more success stories? Click the links to read about GabrielHaley, Izzie, Jemma, Jose, Mark, Michelle, Mike, Ruben, Saleema, and Steven.