CHAPTER 421

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO 356

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AUTISTIC PUPILS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1332, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by deleting subsection (f) and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(f) The State Board of Education shall adopt such rules and regulations to establish and provide for Parent Advisory Committees, a Peer Review Committee, a Human Rights Committee, and appropriate liasons with the Department of Health and Social Services. The State Board of Education shall adopt such rules and regulations to establish and provide for an Autistic Program Monitoring Board, to be composed of no less than seven (7) members and which shall include one (1) non-voting public representative nominated annually by the statewide Parent Advisory Committee. Such representative shall not have any child enrolled in the program. The Statewide Autistic Monitoring Review Board shall review at least annually the identification, evaluation, and educational program and placement of each autistic pupil and the provision for a free appropriate public education to such pupils. Disputes within or between districts or agencies shall be resolved by this Board. Procedural safeguards guaranteed to autistic pupils, their parents or guardians and to local school districts or agencies shall not be diminished by this provision."

Approved July 18, 1988