COGSWELL-MACY ACT

HR1120 :  The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act (2017-2018)

This bill amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to require a state to identify, evaluate, and provide special education and related services to children who have visual or hearing disabilities (or both) and also are, or may be, classified in another disability category. A state must ensure that it has enough qualified personnel to serve children who have such disabilities and that a full continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of disabled children for special education and related services.  

(NOTE: HR 1120 was HR 3535 in the 114th Congress (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3535/text). Now that Congress is in the 115th session, this act is called HR 1120.)

H.R. 1120 is sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright, with 15 original cosponsors! 

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