Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 6883 Session Year 2023
AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
To (1) establish an Office of Transition Services and an Office of Mediation Services within the Department of Education, (2) increase the age until which a student can receive special education services from twenty-one to twenty-two, (3) allow translators to attend planning and placement team meetings and for the individualized education program and other documents to be translated to the primary language of the student or family, (4) require coordination with agencies that provide programs for adults when a student turns fourteen years old, (5) require the publication of a plain language resource explaining the process for hearing complaints and of the decisions made from complaint hearings, (6) require the Department of Education to conduct random audits of special education programs, and (7) require the development of educator in-service training on the laws governing planning and placement team meetings.