As we near the end of this session, what has happened in the world of special education so far? It’s been an incredible year looking at the impacts of Covid-19 in our schools, the funding mechanisms of the Children’s Services Act, regulatory definitions of traumatic-brain injury, and so much more!
This session, both the Senate and the House of Delegates have introduced a number of bills that may affect Virginia schoolchildren with special education needs, which we detail below.
dLCV opposes IDEA waivers that would deprive students with disabilities of essential educational services.
Last week, House Courts of Justice, Civil Law subcommittee, defeated the bill that would have prohibited families from being assisted by anyone but an attorney in an IDEA due process hearing.
A House committee will hear a bill today that would prohibit families from being assisted by anyone but an attorney in an IDEA due process hearing.
Special education issues are on the minds of some legislators. Here are some of the bills we are following:
There are several bills under consideration that may impact community integration rights for people with disabilities. We will post regular updates on developments in the legislature to our website.