Only a little more than half of New York City students with disabilities graduated high school in 2021, significantly less than the 81% graduation rate citywide. This disparity could be largely attributed to the lack of support students with special needs are given in many schools.
Americans with Disabilities Act
By Jet Watling, age 11 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are 61 million people with disabilities in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many of whom have benefited from this act. The ADA, enacted in 1990, is a law …
Disabled adults can have a hard time finding jobs because some employers think they can’t work. But in the United States, it is illegal to discriminate against disabled people.