Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, H.R. 1120, S. 2087 (115th Congress)

Note: This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress and prior Congressional sessions. The 115th Congress expired January 3, 2019. We will seek to have it introduced during the 116th Congress. We’ll share updates when they are available. 

This bill amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to require a state to identify, evaluate, and provide special education and related services to children who have visual or hearing disabilities (or both) and also are, or may be, classified in another disability category. A state must ensure that it has enough qualified personnel to serve children who have such disabilities and that a full continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of disabled children for special education and related services.


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Cogswell-Macy Supporters:

We are pleased to inform you that the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act is on track to be introduced in Congress during October 2020. In order to obtain as many sponsors for the bill as possible we have been asked to provide letters of support to our members in the House. Can you take a moment, using this template, to contact your Representative? Contact information for your Representative can be found here. The Dear Colleague letter being shared in the House can be found here. We are on a short time frame, so it would be best to contact him or her online, by October 11. Thank you for your support!