Published: April 20, 2022
By: Rosel Flores| LSU Manship School News Service
The state Senate advanced a bill 36-0 Wednesday that would provide financial support for new and existing post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Louisiana currently offers six higher education programs that allow students with these types of disabilities to enjoy a college experience and grow educationally and socially.
If approved by the House, the fund would help the students increase their social and communication skills, develop employment skills and produce self-sufficient young adults who could become successful employees.
Senate Bill 192 was sponsored by Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, and was discussed more thoroughly on Monday in the Senate Finance Committee, where a large crowd attended to show support.
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