A $1.5 trillion spending bill signed by President Joe Biden will mean more money for special education and other programs for people with disabilities, but advocates say it’s not enough.

The package, signed early this week, funds the government through September. It is the first federal spending bill to be approved since Biden took office.

It includes $14.5 billion for special education, an increase of $448 million over last year, as well as a $6 million bump for home and community-based supportive services, $1 million more for respite care and $10 million extra for a Down syndrome research effort, among other changes.

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