Brooklyn, NY: 19% of students have I.E.P.s

July 13, 2017, Kings County Politico: Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move July 13, 2017 Levin Joins PA James In Highlighting Failure Of DOE To Support Children With Disabilities Public Advocate Letitia James yesterday released a new investigative report detailing the Department of Education’s (DOE) failure to serve children with disabilities through Related Service Authorization (RSA) vouchers. RSAs are given to parents of children with disabilities when the school cannot fulfill the requirements of their specialized Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Nearly 200,000 children, or 19 percent of public school students, require an IEP. IEPs specify what individual services a child needs, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, mental health counseling, and Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS).