On Wednesday, August 15 Access Living released a report analyzing the FY 2013 Chicago Public Schools Special Education Budget. Prior to each school year, Access Living publishes a review of CPS funding priorities and initiatives related to special education and students with disabilities. Access Living’s FY 2013 analysis examines the impact of CPS Budget decisions on students with disabilities. Among other issues, this includes the impact of a longer school day on students with the disabilities, cuts to the ADA Capital Expenditure Budget, the reduction in the number of staff that educate with students with autism, and exhausting the CPS Reserve Fund. The budget report ends with a series of recommendations designed to improve CPS performance related to education and outcomes of students with disabilities.