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Attention Texas Advocates and Parents: Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act Information!

Are you concerned about the education of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind students?

Would you like to learn more about a proposal to improve educational outcomes for these children?

Join our information call to learn about the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act and to discuss how Texas families and advocates can reach out to lawmakers and help secure their support!

When: May 11, 7:30 Central time/8:30 Eastern time

To join the teleconference, dial 866-939-3921 or 678-302-3550. When prompted, enter the access code: 3151839. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the 7:30pm CT start time for this call.

What: This call will summarize the goals and language of this proposal, as well as strategies to have it introduced in Congress

Who should attend this call: Texas parents and advocates for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind children.

Who will lead this call: Mark Richert, American Foundation for the Blind, and Barbara Raimondo, Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf. An operator will facilitate the flow of the communication.

Please rsvp to Barbara Raimondo by May 11, noon Central time.

About the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires schools to evaluate students with disabilities to determine their educational needs, provide services and settings based on those needs, and be accountable for their academic outcomes. Despite these efforts, the educational outcomes of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind students have not been commensurate with their abilities. These students require specialized services to meet their unique, diverse needs, services that often are not available in today's schools. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will shine a light on the needs of these students and enhance accountability for the services they require, thereby leading to improved outcomes.