Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, H.R. 1120

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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Senators Markey and Capito Introduce the Cogswell-Macy Act in the Senate!

Washington (November 7, 2017) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) introduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that visual and hearing-impaired students receive the best possible education. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will improve the effectiveness and personalization of education and services …