Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Paraprofessional Autism Training Bill Tabled by House Appropriations Subcommittee

HB 1720 (Del. Massie), which was already reported by the House Education Committee would, among other things, require school divisions to provide 80 hours of training in student behavior management to any aide assigned to work with a teacher who has primary responsibility for students with an autism spectrum disorder.   We, along with VASS, opposed this bill.  The bill was tabled this evening by the Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriation.  

The subcommittee tabled two other bills, HB 2204 (Del. Comstock) and HB 2484 (Del. Watts).