90% of NYC’s charter schools are members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative, which provides schools with the training, professional development, resources, support and expert guidance needed to create a successful and compliant program for students with special needs. These schools are committed to sharing and learning best practices on everything from building more inclusive programs to specially designed instruction to improve their services and supports.
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of students enrolled in charter schools have special needs
charter schools featured a preference for students with special needs in their 2016-17 admissions lotteries
charter schools enroll a higher proportion of students with special needs in their schools than the citywide average of 18.2%