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Welcome to the Metropolitan Parent Center
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of only four Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) in all of New York State, providing information, training, and one-to-one support to families of children ages 0-26 with the full range of disabilities, and to the professionals who work with them. The MPC helps parents gain the skills and knowledge to help their children develop academic and functional skills that lead to independent productive adult lives.
 
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Metropolitan Parent Center is part of a nationwide network of Parent Training and Information Centers in the United States, as well as a member of the NYS Parent Center Network. READ MORE >>

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Students Receiving Special Education in the Nation’s Public Schools is on the Rise

6.7 million kids with disabilities in classrooms across the country
June 12, 2018

The number of students receiving special education in the nation’s public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.

There were 6.7 million kids with disabilities in classrooms across the country during the 2015-2016 school year, accounting for 13.2 percent of all students.
That’s up from 6.6 million the year prior.

The figures, which come from an annual report issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, cover children ages 3 to 21 receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

I highly recommend you click the embedded link above to access the entire report by the National Center for Education Statistics entitled “The Condition of Education 2018.”
Indicator 1.8 in the report (pp.74-78) addresses the numbers of children and youth with disabilities in preprimary through secondary education programs.
Click here for more information