BILL NO. 153
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Private Member's Bill
First Reading: May 2, 2008
This bill amends the Education Act to require the development and implementation of a strategy respecting autism.
An Act to Amend Chapter 1
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act
1 Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by adding immediate after Section 157 the following Section:
157A (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister of Education shall, not later than one year after the coming into force of this Section, develop and implement a strategy to
(a) enhance early identification of autism in students;
(b) enhance public awareness respecting autism; and
(c) increase cooperation between departments in the
public service respecting autistic students.
(2) The moneys required for the purpose of this Section
shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.
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