Education Policy Analyst
As part of the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) week of daily action, today we’d like to ask your help to support a bill related to education services for certain graduating students with disabilities. Please read on to learn more and take action.
SB 1821/HB 2748 COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Significant Disabilities
Illinois Senate Bill 1821 (SB 1821) and its House version, House Bill 2748 (HB 2748), offers COVID-19 learning recovery for students with significant disabilities in transition programs statewide. These are the young adults whose transition training matters most for their adult life, but their educations were abruptly cut short due to COVID-19 before they developed essential skills or a plan for moving forward. The chief sponsors introduced the bill with support from Access Living, Legal Council of Health Justice, and numerous special education and disability rights advocates. The key provisions of SB 1821/HB 2748 are:
TAKE ACTION: Please use this quick link to send an email to your Illinois state senators and representatives. We need them to understand how important these services are for helping students with significant disabilities transition to life after high school.
Please share this with your fellow disability advocates and families and friends of students with disabilities in Illinois! If you have any questions, please contact our education policy analyst, Chris Yun, at 312-640-2134 or email@example.com.