I went to an open house today at the Quad school, its a new school that just opened in the east village. The school is only 18 children from ages 7-14. It is a very promising school. It caters to 2E (twice exceptional) ASD and ADHD population. There are not many seats in this school, the chances of getting in are slim.
There is a growing number of children in NYC being diagnosed with ASD. These students have no school options, most of the approved private schools are at capacity.
The NYCDOE needs to make more ASD classrooms and more specialized programs available to the Autistic Spectrum population including high functioning students in NYC.