Headed to @SenGillibrand's office to advocate for NY's blind, deaf and physically disabled children. @SMSDBuffalo @SJSDNY @RSDeaf @nyise999 pic.twitter.com/HEnUqeVFOz— 4201 Schools (@4201Schools) October 24, 2017
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).
Today seven @4201Schools members traveled to Washington DC to meet with U.S. Reps and U.S. Senators. #CogsellMacy #IDEAFunding pic.twitter.com/WfSO5B8AoS— 4201 Schools (@4201Schools) October 24, 2017
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.
.@4201Schools We thank @SenSchumer for meeting with us. #IDEAFunding #CogswellMacy. #4201Strong Being Seen, Heard & Taking a Stand in DC! pic.twitter.com/6yO32DJXcP— 4201 Schools (@4201Schools) October 25, 2017
Climbing stairs, knocking on doors and making a compelling case. #CogswellMacy #IDEAFunding Thank you @RepJohnFaso & @RepJoeCrowley pic.twitter.com/qjEmUYDTNz— 4201 Schools (@4201Schools) October 25, 2017