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4201 Association heads to Washington to advocate for new laws.

Representative of the 4201 Association at the nation's capital

The 4201 Schools Association of New York State traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers. They met to support the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act to improve the education for students who are blind and visually Impaired. and in support of continued funding of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

4201 representative in Washington DC

IDEA guarantees a free, appropriate, public education to children with disabilities. It supports services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. When the law was first passed 40 years ago, it promised to pay 40% of funding. Currently the law covers only 15.7%. The measure comes as the proposed federal budget calls for cutting special education spending for next year. 

 
4201 Representatives meeting with Senator Schumer