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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO 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.

Approved August 10, 2010