09 Jun: Rice-Vitale Bill To Provide Information On Adult Disability Services To Parents Of Special Ed Students Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Ronald L. Rice and Joseph F. Vitale which would require that parents of Special Education students receive information regarding State services for adults with disabilities was approved by the Senate Education Committee by a vote of 4-0.

“As young people with disabilities grow into adulthood, they and their families must begin to plan for a life beyond school,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “New Jersey makes certain that parents are aware of the special education services that are available for their children, but when the student moves into adult life, there is an information disconnect. The shift from childhood to into adulthood can be difficult for everyone, and this is why it is important that parents are made aware of the State’s available resources regarding the transition.”