Alert - National Call Your Senators Day is Wednesday, March 24, 2004
November, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
(HELP) "reported out" a bill to amend Part B of the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) and to reauthorize Parts
C and D. The full Senate is expected to vote on this bill soon.
bill, S. 1248, contains many harmful provisions. If it is allowed
to become law, these provisions will hurt children and youth with
disabilities and erect more barriers for families who are trying to
work with school districts to plan effective education programs for
their sons and daughters.
Parents and advocates must make sure that every Senator understands that the current bill is not accept-able to the parents and children they represent, that they must not let any bill containing provisions that damage children and youth go forward in Congress this year, or ever!
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Call Your Senators Day is part of the March 24 -March 25
Washington Event conceived in the hearts of parents and advocates
across the nation, with the support of TASH, ourchildrenleftbehind,
the League of Special Education Voters , the Association for People
in Supported Employment, and NconSD.
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