Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Incident Regarding Child with Autism at Destine Preparatory Charter School in Schenectady

“I’m deeply concerned about the reported incident involving a 7-year-old autistic child at Destine Preparatory Charter School,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the NYS Assembly Sub-Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders. “My primary concern is the safety and well-being of all students. It's crucial that all educational institutions, including charter schools, prioritize student safety and proper communication with parents. My focus remains on advocating for fair and equitable education for all children, including those with special needs, and I’m calling for a swift and thorough investigation into this concerning incident.”