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Benson & Mukherji Bill to Require Special Ed Coursework in Teacher Preparation Programs Continues to Advance

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson and Raj Mukherji to help increase the number of educators in New Jersey qualified to teach students with autism continues to advance in the Senate with recent approval by the Senate Education Committee.

"New Jersey has one of the highest autism diagnosis rates in the nation, and we must work to ensure that every child with an autism spectrum disorder has access to an appropriate education," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "This legislation will help educators in our state better address the specific needs of children with developmental disabilities so that these students can reach their full potential."

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