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Hearing- or Speech-Impaired Children - Sign Language Instruction for Parents and Guardians

Sponsored by:

Senator Young


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Requiring an individualized education program for a child with a hearing or speech impairment to include educating the child's parents or guardians in basic sign language; requiring that the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program include resources such as basic sign language education, digital teaching tools, and online instruction for specified parents or guardians; altering the name of the universal newborn screening program to be the universal newborn screening and parental education program; etc.
Analysis:Not available at this time
All Sponsors:Senator Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Education - Miscellaneous
Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Deaf Persons
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Education, State Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Language -see also- Communication; Electronic Comm; Telecomm
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Education
(8-416, 8-408.1)
Article - Health - General

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November 28, 2017 1:14 P.M.