QSAC has received a generous grant from The Heckscher Foundation for Children to support our high school equivalency program for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. QSAC is now a National External Diploma Program (NEDP) agency approved by both NEDP/CASAS and the New York State Education Department's High School Equivalency Office.
Unlike other alternate pathways to a high school diploma (e.g. TASC test/formerly GED), the NEDP pathway is a highly individualized program that is completed at the pace set by each person in the program. New York State adults and out-of-school youth without a high school diploma who are 18 and older, and pass CASAS diagnostic tests at a 9th grade level qualify for NEDP.
The first step in the program is to complete an enrollment application. After we receive your application, a member of the team will reach out to schedule you for initial (diagnostic) testing in reading, math, and writing. After you complete the diagnostic tests, the remainder of the program is task-performance based which you will complete one-on-one with guidance from an advisor/assessor.
Please note: QSAC is only able to accept applications from people who have a permanent residence in New York City or Long Island. Aspects of the program that are funded by the Heckscher Foundation are only available to eligible participants who are New York City residents.
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