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Public Act 096-0382




Public Act 096-0382
HB0900 Enrolled LRB096 09772 NHT 19935 b

    AN ACT concerning schools.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
22-50 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/22-50 new)
    Sec. 22-50. Twice-exceptional children; recommendations.
The State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with
Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of
Gifted and Talented Children shall research and discuss best
practices for addressing the needs of "twice-exceptional"
children, those who are gifted and talented and have a
disability. The Councils shall then jointly make
recommendations to the State Board of Education with respect to
the State Board of Education providing guidance and technical
assistance to school districts in furthering improved
educational outcomes for gifted and twice-exceptional
children. Recommendations shall include strategies to (i)
educate teachers and other providers about the unique needs of
this population, (ii) train teachers in target,
research-based, identification and pedagogical methods, and
(iii) establish guidelines for unique programming for
twice-exceptional students.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2009