We are PraiseNYC. Our name stands for Parent Resource Advocacy in Special Education. We empower NYC parents so their children can have the best possible resources for their needs. PraiseNYC's mission is to help NYC parents learn how to navigate special education services. Our specialized focus is helping families of children with a range of layered needs and challenges, from learning differences, to language-based disabilities, to twice-exceptional students.
Is your child not receiving the full range of services mandated on his or her IEP? Or maybe your child needs services that are not on your child's IEP— but should be? Some of those services might include Special Education Teacher, Support Services (SETSS), Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, a Paraprofessional, DOE-provided assistive technology (such as laptops, iPads, etc.) Let us help you navigate the NYC DOE, and to help you find the right solutions to support your child through an IEP or a 504 that not only meets your child's needs, but also learn the tools to compel DOE to implement those services.