few weeks ago, as I was sitting in a professional development meeting with a
team of educators at New York City Public School PS79, located in Harlem, I was
overcome with unexpected emotion. For several years, I have been a vendor to New
York’s District 75, which supports 23,000 children with Individual Education
Plans (IEPs). On this particular day, I was doing what I like most about my
work: spending time with teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and therapists,
all of us putting our heads together to improve learning and outcomes for
children with disabilities.