2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:72H-2 - Findings, declarations

18A:72H-2. Findings, declarations

The Legislature finds and declares that:

a. It is a fundamental aspiration of the people of New Jersey that individuals are afforded the opportunity to be educated to an extent consistent with their potential and desire;

b. Accordingly, it is an appropriate act of State government, in furtherance of this aspiration, to make available appropriate support services to those individuals who are able to attend college by virtue of their potential and desire, but whose educational progress and success is hampered by conditions of visual impairment, auditory impairment or a specific learning disability; and

c. It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature that the implementation of this act shall significantly improve the access to, and appropriate supportive services for, college education in the State for individuals with a specific learning disability, visual impairment or auditory impairment who are otherwise able to attend college; and it is reasonably anticipated that, in addition to the primary benefits accruing to individuals who receive direct services, the implementation of this act will produce significant benefits in New Jersey for all handicapped individuals, including increasing the understanding of handicapping conditions, promoting research and development of techniques and approaches to offset handicapping conditions, and providing for the integration of comprehensive supportive services in institutions of higher education.

L. 1985, c. 493, s. 2, eff. Jan. 21, 1986.

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