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Hochul makes statewide $240M investment in education for children with disabilities

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package deal of laws and plans to incorporate a historic quantity of funding in her government price range that can improve sources and helps for children with disabilities.

Hochul introduced Thursday her upcoming 2022-2023 government price range will improve a $240 million improve in investments for permitted personal colleges that serve children with disabilities.

The New York State Division of the Budget will authorize a cost-of-living adjustment of 11% — separate from the 4% adjustment that was permitted for the 2021-2022 college 12 months — that can improve preschool and school-age particular education suppliers’ annual funding by greater than $240 million.

School districts and counties will likely be reimbursed by the state about 60% of the fee.

“This historic investment in schools serving students with disabilities, along with four bills I am signing into law, will make a huge difference in the lives of students, families, and schools in every corner of New York,” Hochul mentioned.

The laws package deal signed by Hochul is as follows:

  • S.2911/A.1953 – establishes the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board offers a report on autism detection, education and mapping;
  • S.6682/A.7614 – appoints an neutral listening to officer to deal with due course of complaints for college students with disabilities;
  • S.1662-B/A.3523 – Makes the issuing conduct analyst licenses in New York constant with different states;
  • S.5560-A/A.5339 – Provides funding to early intervention education for toddlers with disabilities.

“Throughout my time in office, I’ve made it a priority to listen to the disability community and provide the resources and support they need to thrive. People with disabilities have my commitment: as your governor, I’ll always stand by your side and fight for you,” Hochul mentioned.

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