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An Act to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children

Senate, No. 25 79

[Senate, July 30 , 2010 - Substituted by amendment by the Senate (Ways and Means ) for Senate, No. 2293 . ]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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IN THE YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND AND TEN

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A N A CT to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children .

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled,

      And by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the board of elementary and secondary education shall update 603 CMR 7.06(25)(d) to require an approved program for teachers of students with moderate disabilities to include instruction on the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication and other assistive technologies.

              SECTION 2.   Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the board of elementary and secondary education shall update 603 CMR 7.06(26)(b)(12) to require an approved program for teachers of students with severe disabilities to also include instruction on the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication and other assistive technologies.

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