On June 21, 2019, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) sent a letter thanking both the Senate and the House sponsors for the introduction of the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act of 2019 (S. 1585 / H.R.3086). NDRN is pleased to support this bill, and feels that it will be instrumental in helping students with disabilities overcome barriers that are too often insurmountable as they transition to higher education. Specifically, NDRN applauds the RISE act for:
- Requiring that Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) accept an Individual Education Program (IEP), a 504 plan, notice from a doctor, or an evaluation from a psychologist as evidence of a disability, and
- Authorizing $10 million for the National Center for Information and Technical Support for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities.
Please contact Amanda Lowe, Senior Policy Analyst, at [email protected] or 202-408-9514 ext. 101 if you have any questions regarding this bill.