(a) The third week of October annually is designated as Disability History Week for
the State of West Virginia.
(b) In recognition of and to further the purposes of Disability History Week, each
public school shall provide instruction on disability history, people with disabilities
and the disability rights movement. The instruction shall be integrated into the existing school curriculum in a manner
such as, but not limited to, supplementing existing lesson plans, holding school assemblies
or providing other school activities. The instruction may be delivered by school personnel or by guest speakers.
(c) State institutions of higher education are encouraged to conduct and promote activities
that provide education, awareness and understanding of disability history, people
with disabilities and the disability rights movement.
(d) The Legislature is encouraged to annually recognize Disability History Week by
introducing a concurrent resolution to:
(1) Recognize youth leaders in the disability rights movement;
(2) Reaffirm a commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society;
(3) Recognize the disability rights movement as an important part of the history of
this state and nation.
(e) Recognized resources for information, materials and speakers regarding disability
history, people with disabilities and the disability rights movement include, but
are not limited to:
(1) Centers for Independent Living;
(2) The Statewide Independent Living Council;
(3) The Developmental Disabilities Council; and
(4) The State Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator.
(f) The provisions of this article are not intended to create a burden, financial
or otherwise, for public schools, teachers or state institutions of higher education.
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