NYLPI Disability Justice Intern Megan Johannesen Delivers Testimony to NYC Council on Education Regarding Int. 399 and Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

June 18, 2024

Disability Justice, News, Special Education

A photo of the interior of New York City Hall, a green room with a high ceiling and rows of desks at a podium, with a speaker sitting near American and Irish flags. Many members of city government sit in the audience, backs to the viewer. Photo by Megan Johannesen

Megan Johannesen, an intern in the Disability Justice program at NYLPI, delivered testimony to the New York City Council’s Committee on Education on a bill regarding reporting on physical accessibility in New York City public schools.

“Thank you, Council Members, for allowing us to speak on Int. 399 and to promote school accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state and local non-discrimination laws. NYLPI interacts with students with disabilities and their families daily, and we hear about the difficulties they face in receiving services at school. In our work trying to help find appropriate programs for students, the availability of accessible schools and programs within the schools is a critical issue, but these programs should be easily available to all parents and advocates.”

Read her full testimony here.

Photo by Megan Johannesen

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