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Class Action Suit Takes Aim at Special Education Delays

02.13.2020 | NY1 | Advocates say the hearing process is rife with delays.

"I hope it helps. We have a number of clients who have been waiting for months, sometimes a year, to get a hearing and get their due process so that their children can get the services that they need," Rebecca Shore, director of litigation for Advocates for Children, said.

Even when a due process hearing is held there are often delays in implementing the decision. In a separate legal action, the nonprofit Advocates for Children said the city was not fulfilling its promises under a 12-year-old settlement to implement the orders of hearing officers more quickly.

"Every step in the process needs to be fixed," Shore said. Read article