Preschool Special Education

Liftoff joined over 100 organizations across New York State urging greater support for preschool students with disabilities. The State has a legal obligation to ensure there is an appropriate school setting for every preschooler and school-age student with a disability. New York relies on preschool special education programs and state-approved non-public schools to meet the educational needs of students with the most significant disabilities. At a time when school districts are receiving an infusion of new funding, the State must not shortchange students with the most intensive needs and the schools that serve them. We must prevent additional programs from shutting their doors and ensure children with disabilities across New York State receive the support they need to learn.