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New bill would require NYC to report number of special education students who need translated documents

10.17.2019 | NY Daily News | Rita Rodriguez-Engberg said many parents don’t even know they can have special education documents translated, which outline services like paraprofessionals, smaller class sizes and assistive technology for students with disabilities.

“It puts the onus on the parents to make the requests,” Rodriguez-Engberg said. “A lot of parents don’t even know they have the right to request this IEP translation.”

Advocates for Children filed a complaint with the federal Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights in 2012, urging the city to automatically translate the documents for any family who speaks a language other than English at home. Read article