2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Improving Services for Children with ASDs (language only)

Item 125 #1c

Item 125 #1c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of

Page 71, after line 14, insert:
"D. The Department of Education shall collaborate with relevant stakeholders to evaluate the options presented in House Document 8 (2009) and determine which options, if any, are beneficial to pursue with respect to (1)  enhancing the early intervention system for children with autism spectrum disorders by improving the Part B special education services available to preschool-age children, and (2) improving the delivery of services to school-age children with autism spectrum disorders by increasing the consistency of service provision, enhancing its professional development programs, developing goals and objectives and monitoring progress, and improving transition services. The Department shall report its findings to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services no later than July 31, 2010."

(This amendment requires a report recommended by JLARC in its June 2009 study on services for children with autism spectrum disorders.)