HR 602

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 602

To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to make improvements to the individualized education program under that Act and facilitate the transition of children with disabilities to adulthood, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2011

Mr. HARPER (for himself and Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to make improvements to the individualized education program under that Act and facilitate the transition of children with disabilities to adulthood, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. STATE-LEVEL ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 5. STATE ELIGIBILITY.

SEC. 6. INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

`(bb) a strategy to address the needs of the child related to academic and school-based preparatory experiences, work and career readiness, youth development and leadership, comprehensive community connections, and family involvement and engagement; and

`(cc) objectives leading to postsecondary education, sustained integrated employment, economic self-sufficiency, independent living and community participation;'; and

`(aa) a description of the transition services (including courses of study and work experience) that will be provided to assist the child in reaching the postsecondary goals described in subclause (VIII)(aa); and

`(bb) a description of the training in self-advocacy, development of self-determination activities, and the skills needed to participate in making informed choices to prepare and empower the child to negotiate and advocate on the child's own behalf; and

SEC. 7. GRANTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL COORDINATORS FOR TRANSITION SERVICES.

SEC. 8. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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