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  • Evaluation delays leave some students with disabilities waiting for help

    Jul 13, 2015

    07.13.2015 | Chalkbeat New York | Finally, she contacted the nonprofit Advocates for Children, which flagged her case for the education department in February. Amira finally was evaluated the next month — two years after Barrett’s first request. “Two years in the life of a six-year-old is a third of her life,” said Maggie Moroff, Advocates for Children’s special education policy coordinator. An education department spokesman said that while privacy laws prevent the agency from commenting on individual cases, it is committed to making sure all students get the help they need. But Moroff said the city had fumbled Barrett’s case. “This is a parent who did everything right,” she said. “And it just wasn’t happening.” Read article