NYC expands translation of special education plans, but onus still on parents with limited English to request it
Parents of students with disabilities who don’t speak English have long struggled to get their children’s learning plans translated into their native language, a crucial barrier to advocating for extra help or ensuring they are receiving the correct services.
Officials are now taking more significant steps to address the issue. Last school year, the education department quietly launched a citywide effort to centrally translate students’ individualized education programs (or IEPs) instead of leaving the process up to individual schools that didn’t always have the capacity to conduct the translations or find an outside vendor to provide it.
The citywide program, which scaled up a small pilot program announced two years ago, will be permanent, officials recently said.
Read the full article here:https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/12/1/22812787/nyc-special-education-iep-translation-english-learner
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