February 7th 2023
Mayor Adams has introduced a new legislation to support people with disabilities. This legislation aims to provide better access and support to people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives. The legislation is a step forward in addressing the needs and challenges faced by students with disabilities as they transition to higher education.
New York City Councilmember Eric Dinowitz expressed joy for the bill.
“As a public school special education teacher for over a decade, I am so thrilled that this administration is sending a clear signal that students with disabilities are a priority,” said Dinowitz. “Based on my experience in the classroom, this bill will ease the transition from high school to college, ensuring future success." Dinowitz added.
Mayor Adams who famously says "Many people wanted to get it done--But we are getting it done." Signed the bill after opening statements. “For too long, our students with disabilities have struggled in a system that hasn’t been able to fully meet them where they are,” said Mayor Adams. “Being able to succeed while attending a higher education institution involves more than just being able to attend classes and studying — it means having the available support and accommodation needed to succeed." He said.