Bill Status of HB3681 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-EQUITY FOR AUTISTIC STU
Rep. Harry Benton - Norine K. Hammond - Dave Vella - Aaron M. Ortiz - Emanuel "Chris" Welch, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Michael T. Marron, Travis Weaver, Gregg Johnson, Brad Stephens, Robert "Bob" Rita, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Janet Yang Rohr and Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
| 3/27/2023||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Board of Education Article of the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to create an Equity for Autistic Students Commission to research, recommend, and review policies that affect autistic students to ensure fair access to resources, therapies, education, and equity with a focused lens on historically marginalized groups. Provides that the Commission shall review different therapies and practices used or recommended for autistic students and, with the help of experts appointed to the Commission, decide if those therapies and practices are still the best therapies and practices. Provides that the Commission shall consist of members appointed by the State Board of Education and shall include experts in the field of autism in children and students. Provides that at least one member appointed to the Commission by the State Board of Education shall have autism. Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide administrative assistance and necessary staff support services. Provides for meetings and reporting.