The following Bills are under consideration in the South Carolina Legislature. Please click the links for additional information.
Senate 0344 - To allow a driver's license applicant with a medical diagnosis of autism to voluntarily disclose that they are autistic, which can be indicated with a symbol on the driver's license.
Senate 0031 - The SC Department of Education would award a Special Education Diploma instead of a Certificate of Attendance, and to provide requirements for the Special Education Diploma.
Senate 0180 - The Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is headed and governed by a Director appointed by the Governor.
Senate 0307 - For autism insurance coverage and eligibility, autism spectrum disorder means any of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders as defined by the most recent edition of the DSM in effect at the time of diagnosis.
House 3520 - That a SC parent may enroll their disabled child in any school district or private school in the state that they consider best capable of meeting the unique needs of the child's disability, provided the child meets other admissions criteria of the school.
House 3117 - To require certain facilities and programs of the SC DDSN to install and operate video monitoring equipment in common areas and to maintain copies of the recordings.
Other - Director of HHS, Christian Soura, has recently requested a 27% increase in ABA therapist rates in order to attempt to address the hourly rate that is well below the southeastern average to the Ways & Means Healthcare subcommittee.