State legislation related to higher education and intellectual disability.
This bill, signed in 2016, authorizes an increase in the amount of Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES) for students with IDD who enroll in a CTP in Kentucky. These students will be eligible for a $500 KEES if they are enrolled in at least six credit hours in a term, or $250 if they are enrolled in less than six credit hours....Read more
Enacted in 2015, this legislation created a committee which conducted a study into postsecondary education and employment needs for individuals with IDD. It recommended that the Georgia legislature create an Employment First Georgia Council under the Georgia vocational rehabilitation agency....Read more
Signed into law in 2016, this act established the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities and charged the Center with managing the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program application and approval process. The act also established scholarship awards for students, grant awards to promote new program development and existing program enhancements, and accountability requirements associated with these opportunities....Read more