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Full Text of SB0003  94th General Assembly



SB0003 Enrolled LRB094 04990 RAS 35022 b

1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 2-3.123 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/2-3.123)
7     Sec. 2-3.123. Giant Steps Autism Center for Excellence
8 pilot program. From appropriations made for purposes of this
9 Section, the State Board of Education shall implement and
10 administer a Giant Steps Autism Center for Excellence pilot
11 program for the study and evaluation of autism and to provide
12 related teacher training for teachers, paraprofessionals, and
13 respite workers, therapist training, and consultative
14 services. The program shall be operated over a period of 3
15 school years, beginning with the 2005-2006 1997-1998 school
16 year. The State Board of Education is authorized to make grants
17 to school districts and other programs that apply to
18 participate in the Giant Steps Autism Center for Excellence
19 program as implemented and administered by the State Board of
20 Education. The State Board of Education shall by rule provide
21 the form of application and criteria to be used and applied in
22 selecting participating school districts and other programs.
23 (Source: P.A. 90-498, eff. 8-18-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)
24     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25 becoming law.