Bronx 4201 Schools juggle specialized needs for students, funding needs in state budget


Janet Rosado’s son Michael Guzman interprets the world around him differently. While the first-grader dreams as big as any other kid his age — right now, the dream is to move and work in Canada with his two dogs  — finding the right educational fit for Michael hasn’t been easy.

Michael is visually-impaired and the normal bustling of school kids in the stairways, cafeterias and classrooms can overwhelm his senses. Tasks like walking up the stairs requires markers to differentiate platforms and has often led to occasional trips and falls. And assignments can be difficult to accomplish if the paper and font sizing is too small.