Parents File Suit Against New York City, Education Departments Over Lack Of ABA Therapy In Preschools, Elementary Schools.

February 6, 2020

Disability Scoop (2/6, Elsen) reports a group of parents has filed a class-action lawsuit against New York City and state education departments over the lack of applied behavior analysis in city preschools and elementary schools, which they claim “violates federal special education law.” Officials with the New York City Education Department “acknowledged they don’t include ABA on individualized education programs, which are the legal documents that govern special education services, though they’ve added programs across the city that use the approach.” A spokesperson said the department has “added and expanded our special education programs that employ applied behavior analysis in the past two years,” and the article explains that “the agency also started a pilot to smooth the transition from early intervention to preschool for kids with disabilities.”

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