Alice Cogswell Act of 2013: a proposed bill

Alice Cogswell Act of 2013 is a proposed bill that CEASD (Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf) developed as part of its Child First campaign.

The objective of this bill is to amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to "promote and better ensure delivery of high quality special education and related services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing." Specifically, this bill focuses on meeting deaf students' language and communication needs.

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." -- Nelson Mandela."

Further readings

"The Alice Cogswell Act of 2013." CEASD. http://www.ceasd.org/child-first/alice-cogswell

Harlane Lane, et al. A Journey into the Deaf-World. California: DawnSignPress. 1996. Chapters: "Educational Placement and the Deaf Child" (pp 228-265), "Bilingual and Bicultural Education for Deaf Children" (pp 293-314) and other related chapters.