1995 WISCONSIN ACT 298
An Act to create 115.76 (3) (k) of the statutes; relating to: specifying that significant developmental delay is a handicapping condition that may qualify certain children for special education and directing the department of public instruction to conduct inservice training.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
115.76 (3) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
115.76 (3) (k) For children who are 3, 4 or 5 years old, significant developmental delay.
(1) During the 1995-97 fiscal biennium the department of public instruction shall conduct inservice training for early childhood special education teachers and directors and pupil services personnel in identifying children with significant developmental delay to ensure that only children meeting the criteria established by the department by rule are so identified. The criteria established by the department shall include significant delays of at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean in at least 2 of the developmental areas that correspond to major life activities.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, except as follows:
(1) The treatment of section 115.76 (3) (k) of the statutes takes effect on July 1, 1996.