Advocacy Group Launches Petition For Bill HD.238
WHEN: July 20th, 2020
July 20th, 2020 – Seekonk, MA – Team Shawnie Advocacy Group wants to invite you to be a part of history by signing the Shawnie bill (Bill HD.238) petition which was launched over the weekend. We are in need of all the signatures that we can acquire in order to push this essential bill forward. The bill has been revised and we are confident that the right number of signatures will put us one step closer to the passing and implementation of Bill HD.238.
You can sign the petition by going to https://www.change.org/shawniebill
Here is Section 1 of the bill which does a great job of encapsulating the issue at hand:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the public school department shall put 24/7 residential treatment placement and or out-of-school district placement in the individual’s IEP, once it has been determined by the professional mental health care facility that he or she is eligible to receive treatment at a 24/7 residential treatment facility and or out-of-school-district placement. This IEP shall be held within 10 days once it has been determined by the professional mental health care facility that he or she is eligible to receive this needed treatment. The parents or guardians will be involved in the selection of placement for their child and will have the final authority as to which residential treatment placement and or out-of-school district placement their child will attend upon acceptance from the residential treatment placement and or out-of-school district placement.
Thank you for your help,
Team Shawnie Advocacy Group