To help students with disabilities, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new program that would give eligible families $1,500. The money can be used to pay for tutoring, therapy and technology needs. It is not supposed to replace the special education services and resources schools are required to provide.
Texas secured $30 million for the program.
That’s enough to help 20,000 students but, according to Disability Rights Texas, there are nearly 600,000 special needs students in Texas.
“This small amount of money, going to a small group, is certainly helpful for that group but we need to see a plan that is based in the schools that addresses the needs of all students in special education,” said Kym Rogers with Disability Rights Texas.
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