House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Replaces original bill with AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A STUDY TO ESTABLISH A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED. As title indicates. Creates a five-member Study Committee, as detailed. The study committee is required to give an interim report to the 2012 Regular Session and the final report to the 2013 General Assembly.
Bill Summaries: H 625 STUDY/BILL OF RIGHTS/DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED (NEW).
Bill H 625 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - View Summary
Bill H 625 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View Summary
Enacts new GS 143B-216.35 through GS 143B-26.35.3 to require the team developing an Individualized Education Program as defined under GS 115C-106.3(8) for a child who is deaf or hearing impaired to consider the related services and program options for communication access and to advise parents of the full continuum of alternative educational placements available to them. Requires the team to ensure that such a child not be denied the opportunity for instruction in a particular communication mode or language solely on the basis of residential hearing, the parents’ fluency in the mode or language, or the child’s prior experience with it.