2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brewer
Intercommunity Transition Council (language only)

Item 130 #1h

Item 130 #1h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 144, after line 2, insert:

"The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall convene the Virginia Intercommunity Transition Council to develop and implement a statewide plan for oversight of local practices related to post-secondary transition planning and services for students with disabilities.  The Council shall meet at least biannually and shall include, but not be limited to stakeholders from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Department of Social Services, the Virginia Community College System, and Virginia Commonwealth University's Partnership for People with Disabilities. The objective of this council shall include streamlining and collaboration, developing a better transition communication network in the Commonwealth, educating all members about what Virginia and local organizations provide for students transitioning to adulthood, identifying any gaps or overlap in services for potential streamlining and problem-solving, identifying best practices for students without family involvement or who are in the custody of a social services agency, and developing an improved transition infrastructure for students with disabilities."


(This amendment establishes the Virginia Intercommunity Transition Council to address issues related to post-secondary school transition planning for students with disabilities. This is a recommendation of the Virginia Commission on Youth.)