Trenton – Senator Dawn Marie Addiego issued the following statement applauding the signing of her bill, S-3434, which will protect students with disabilities from special education services due to the coronavirus crisis by temporarily extending the schedule for those who could exceed the age of eligibility:
“This bill speaks of hope and a belief that all children should have the opportunity to realize their potential. While today’s signing recognizes the end of a difficult legislative path, it pales in comparison to the struggle the parents of these wonderful, tireless children face every day. Thank you Governor Murphy and thank you to all the parents and advocates who worked to make this happen.
“The disabled community has been among the hardest hit by this pandemic, but thanks to this legislation, students on the verge of aging will be able to stay in school for an additional year, to make up for lost time in the last 18 years. last months.”